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Julián Romero, Sancho Dávila, Cristóbal de Mondragón, and Francisco de Valdés were prominent Spanish military commanders during the first decade of the Revolt in the Low Countries (1567–1577). Occupying key positions in this conflict, they featured as central characters in various war narratives and episodical descriptions of the events they were involved in, ranging from chronicles, poems, theatre plays, engravings, and songs to news pamphlets. To this day, they still figure as protagonists of historical novels: brave heroes in some, cruel oppressors in others. Yet personal, first-hand accounts also exist. Archival research into the letters written by these commanders now makes it possible to include their perspectives and the way they describe their own experiences. Looking through the eyes of four Spanish commanders, Protagonists of War provides the reader with an alternative reading of the Revolt, contrasting the subjective experiences of these protagonists with fictionalised perceptions.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-4
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Abbreviations
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 11-24
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  1. Words of gratitude
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. 1. Captain Julián: the hero of the battlefield
  2. pp. 27-114
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  1. 2. Sancho Dávila: the champion of Catholic Spain
  2. pp. 115-198
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  1. 3. Cristóbal de Mondragón: the good Spaniard
  2. pp. 199-270
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  1. 4. Francisco de Valdés: the exemplary soldier
  2. pp. 271-334
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  1. General conclusion. Episodic war narratives in comparison
  2. pp. 335-348
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 349-376
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 377-388
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461664037
Related ISBN(s)
9789462702875
MARC Record
OCLC
1269216152
Pages
388
Launched on MUSE
2022-07-08
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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