The first comprehensive analysis of Spain's naval forces after the defeat of the Great Armada in 1588.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction: the rise and fall of Spanish naval power; Part I. Money and Materials: 1. Funding the fleets; 2. Counting the trees: the conservation of Spain's forests; 3. Shipbuilding; 4. Preparing to sail; Part II. Personnel: 5. Officials of the quill; 6. Counting the crews; 7. Officers and men; Conclusion: towards an explanation; Appendices.
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