Geoffrey Parker (historian)
Noel Geoffrey Parker is a leading hispanist
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 and expert on military history
Military history
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. His best known book is Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800, first published by Cambridge University Press in 1988. A fellow of the British Academy
British Academy
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, he holds his BA, MA, Ph.D. and Litt.D. degrees from Cambridge University where he studied under the historian, Sir John Huxtable Elliott
John Huxtable Elliott
Sir John Huxtable Elliott, FBA , who normally publishes as J.H. Elliott, is an eminent historian, Regius Professor Emeritus in the University of Oxford and Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford and Trinity College, Cambridge....

. Amongst the foreign honours he holds, he is a member of the Order of Alfonso X the Wise and was granted the Great Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic by the Spanish government.

He has taught at the University of Illinois, the University of St. Andrews and Yale University
Yale University
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. He is currently the Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at The Ohio State University
Ohio State University
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Major works

  • Parker, Geoffrey. Guide to the Archives of the Spanish Institutions in or concerned with the Netherlands (1556- 1706). Brussels, 1971. (Archives et Bibliothèques de Belgique, numéro spécial 3).
  • Parker, Geoffrey. The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659, Cambridge, 1972.
  • Parker, Geoffrey. Military Revolution, 1560-1660 - A Myth?, The Journal of Modern History 48(1976): 196-214
  • Parker, Geoffrey. The Dutch Revolt, London, 1977.
  • Parker, Geoffrey. Philip II, Boston and London, 1978.
  • Parker, Geoffrey. Europe in Crisis, 1598-1648. Cornell U. Press, 1979.
  • Parker, Geoffrey. The Thirty Years' War. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984.
  • Parker, Geoffrey. Spain and the Netherlands, 1559-1659. Ten Studies, 2nd ed. Fontana, 1990.
  • Parker, Geoffrey, joint ed. The Times History of the World, 3rd ed. London, 1995
  • Parker, Geoffrey. The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800, 2nd. Ed. Press Syndicate of U. of Cambridge, 1996.
  • Parker, Geoffrey, and Lesley M. Smith, eds. The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century, 2nd ed. Routledge, 1997.
  • Parker, Geoffrey, The Grand Strategy of Philip II, 2000
  • Parker, Geoffrey, The window everyone overlooked, Wim de Groot et al., The Seventh Window. The King's Window donated by Philip II and Mary Tudor to Sint-Janskerk in Gouda (1557) , 2005, p. 12-18.

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