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  • Six Galleons for the King of Spain: Imperial Defense in the Early Seventeenth Century
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  • by Carla Rahn Phillips
  • 2020
  • Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press
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In 1625, Martin de Arana built six Atlantic warships for the Spanish crown. The author traces the ships from their construction through a decade of service, incorporating a history of Spain's Golden Age. This book was awarded the Spain and America in Quincentennial Year of Discovery prize.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Maps and Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Tables
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Six Galleons for the King of Spain
  1. Challenge and Response
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. Spanish Shipbuilding and the Contract of Martin de Arana
  2. pp. 19-46
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  1. The Construction of Arana's Six Galleons
  2. pp. 47-77
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  1. Reckoning the Cost
  2. pp. 78-89
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  1. Preparations for the Indies Fleet of 1629
  2. pp. 90-118
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  1. Officers and Men
  2. pp. 119-151
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  1. Shipboard Life
  2. pp. 152-180
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  1. The Struggle for the Indies, 1629-1635
  2. pp. 181-202
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  1. The Struggle for Survival, 1635-1640
  2. pp. 203-222
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  1. Appendixes
  1. Appendix A. Inventories of the Six Galleons Built by Martin de Arana
  2. pp. 224-227
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  1. Appendix B. Some Weights, Measures, and Coinage in Use in Seventeenth-Century Spain
  2. p. 228
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  1. Appendix C. Tables
  2. pp. 229-244
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 245-292
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 293-308
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-318
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