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PARKER, Geoffrey 1943-


PERSONAL: Born 1943, in Nottingham, England. Education: Cambridge University, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Litt.D.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—167 Dulles Hall, Department of History, Ohio State University, 230 West 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210; fax: 614-292-2282. E-mail— [email protected]


CAREER: Writer and educator. Professor of history at University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, professor of history, 1986-93, department chair, 1989-91; Yale University, New Haven, CT, Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History, 1993-96; Ohio State University, Columbus, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, 1997—.


MEMBER: British Academy (fellow).

AWARDS, HONORS: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, Spain, 1992, for work in Spanish history; Samuel Eliot Morison Prize, Society of Military History, 1999, for work in military history; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, 2001.


WRITINGS:


The Logic of Unity: An Economic Geography of theCommon Market, Praeger (New York, NY), 1969.

Guide to the Archives of the Spanish Institutions in or concerned with the Netherlands, 1556-1706, Vereniging van Archivarissen en Bibliothecarissen (Brussels, Belgium), 1971.

The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659: The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries' Wars, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1972.

The Dutch Revolt, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 1977.

(Editor, with Charles Wilson) An Introduction to theSources of European Economic History, 1500-1800, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 1977.

(With Angela Parker) European Soldiers, 1550-1650, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1977.

Philip II, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1978, new edition published as Philip II: With a New Bibliographical Essay, Open Court (Chicago, IL), 2002.

(Editor, with Lesley M. Smith) The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century, Routledge (New York, NY), 1978, new edition, 1997.

The Countries of Community Europe: A GeographicalSurvey of Contemporary Issues, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 1979.

Europe in Crisis, 1598-1648, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 1979, second edition, Blackwell Publishers (Malden, MA), 2001.

Spain and the Netherlands, 1559-1659, Enslow Publishers (Short Hills, NJ), 1979, revised edition, Fontana Press (London, England), 1990.

(Editor, with V. A. C. Gatrell and Bruce Lenman) Crime and the Law: The Social History of Crime in Europe Since 1500, Europa Publications (London, England), 1980.

(With Patrick Rayner and Bruce Lenman) Handlist ofRecords for the Study of Crime in Early Modern Scotland (to 1747), Swift Printers (London, England), 1982.

A Political Geography of Community Europe, Butterworth-Heinemann (Oxford, England), 1983.

(Editor) The Thirty Years' War, Routledge (New York, NY), 1984, second revised edition, 1997.

(With Bruce Lenman and John Duncan MacKie) AHistory of Scotland, second edition, Viking Press (New York, NY), 1984.

Western Geopolitical Thought in the Twentieth Century, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1985.

(Editor) The World: An Illustrated History, Times Books (London, England), 1986.

The Geopolitics of Domination, Routledge (New York, NY), 1988.

The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and theRise of the West, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1988, second edition, 1996.

(With Colin Martin) The Spanish Armada, Norton (New York, NY), 1988, second revised edition, 1999.

After Columbus: Spain's Struggle for Atlantic Hegemony, East Carolina University (Greenville, NC), 1992.

(Editor, with Geoffrey Barraclough) The Times Atlas of World History, Hammond (Maplewood, NJ), fourth edition, 1993.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: TheTriumph of the West, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1995.

(Editor, with Richard L. Kagan) Spain, Europe, and the Atlantic World: Essays in Honour of John H. Elliott, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1995.

(Editor, with Robert Cowley) The Reader's Companion to Military History, Houghton (Boston, MA), 1996.

(Editor, with Geoffrey Barraclogh) The Times Atlas ofWorld History, Times Books (London, England), fourth edition, 1993, second compact edition, 1997, new edition, edited with Richard Ovary, published as Hammond Atlas of World History, Hammond (Maplewood, NJ), 1999.

The Grand Strategy of Philip II, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1998.

Geopolitics: Past, Present, and Future, Pinter (London, England), 1998.

(Editor, with Jay Winter and Mary R. Habeck) TheGreat War and the Twentieth Century, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 2000.

The World Is Not Enough: The Imperial Vision ofPhilip II of Spain, Markham Press Fund (Waco, TX), 2001.

Success Is Never Final: Empire, War, and Faith inEarly Modern Europe, Basic Books (New York, NY), 2002, published as Empire, War, and Faith in Early Modern Europe, Allen Lane (London, England), 2002.

Contributor to numerous books and periodicals.


SIDELIGHTS: British historian Geoffrey Parker has been a professor and author for many years. Now teaching at the University of Ohio, Parker continues to write about his favorite topics, military history and the history of early modern Europe.

One of Parker's most widely known books is The Grand Strategy of Philip II, which was published in 1998. King Philip II of Spain, who presided over the great Spanish empire of the early sixtenth century, had been written about by Parker and others many times before this book appeared, but in The Grand Strategy of Philip II Parker takes a creative approach, applying modern theories of corporate management and military strategy to Philip's rule. "The results make for provocative reading," Sara T. Nalle declared in the Journal of Modern History. Parker, who spent thirty years doing research on the Spanish government archives, is "the leading authority on Spain's relations with northern Europe in the early modern era," Bruce Taylor wrote in History: Review of New Books, and in this book he has used this knowledge to write "the finest expose yet of Philip's style of government."

Parker has also written or edited several books for lay people without a strong background in history. The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West, edited by Parker, is "a valuable overview of the history of warfare," Eliot A. Cohen wrote in Foreign Affairs. Like Parker's earlier classic The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800, this book examines the aspects of Western European technology and culture which led to that region conquering most of the globe.

Another book in this vein is The Reader's Companion to Military History, which Parker edited with Robert Cowley. The book contains over six hundred entries on a variety of military subjects, from "Knightly Orders" to "Courage" and "Representation of War in Western Art." A "pleasant surprise" in the book, observed a reviewer for Booklist, is a series of top-ten lists, including among others the ten most overrated commanders and the ten best war movies. These lists, which are offered without explanation, "ensur[e] that this rewarding volume will also stimulate discussion and debate," Andrew Krepinevich noted in his review for Foreign Affairs.


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


periodicals


American Historical Review, October, 1976, review of The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659: The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries' Wars, p. 874; February, 1979, review of The Dutch Revolt, p. 182; December, 1986, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 1184; February, 1988, review of The World: An Illustrated History, p. 115; December, 1989, review of The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800, p. 1342; February, 1993, review of The Military Revolution, p. 83.

American Journal of Sociology, May, 1989, review of The Military Revolution, p. 1492.

Annals of the American Academy of Political andSocial Science, November, 1978, review of The Dutch Revolt, p. 190.

Bloomsbury Review, January, 1996, review of TheCambridge History of Warfare, p. 8.

Booklist, December 15, 1978, review of Philip II, p. 663; September 1, 1988, review of The Military Revolution, p. 14; May 15, 1994, review of The Times Atlas of World History, p. 1716; February 1, 1997, review of The Reader's Companion to Military History, p. 966; September 15, 1998, Jay Freeman, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 195.

Book World, July 17, 1988, review of The MilitaryRevolution, p. 10

British Book News, March, 1980, review of Europe inCrisis, 1598-1648, p. 187; August, 1984, review of A Political Geography of Community Europe, p. 457; May, 1985, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 309.

Catholic Historical Review, January, 1981, review of The Dutch Revolt, p. 151.

Choice, December 1975, review of The Logic of Unity, p. 1357; May, 1978, review of The Dutch Revolt, p. 458; March, 1979, review of Philip II, p. 136; January, 1980, review of The Countries of Community Europe, p. 1487; April, 1980, review of Spain and the Netherlands, 1559-1659, p. 277; December, 1983, review of A Political Geography of Community Europe, p. 638; January, 1986, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 785; January, 1989, review of The Geopolitics of Domination, p. 854; June, 1999, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 1859.

Christian Century, January 21, 1987, review of TheWorld: An Illustrated History, p. 66.

Christian Science Monitor, October 21, 1988, review of The Military Revolution, p. 20.

Contemporary Review, April, 2001, review of TheGreat War and the Twentieth Century, p. 254; September, 2002, review of Empire, War and Faith in Early Modern Europe, p. 192.

Economic Books, June, 1989, review of The Geopolitics of Domination, p. 82.

Economist, September 3, 1977, review of The DutchRevolt, p. 105; September 15, 1979, review of Philip II, p. 121; July 9, 1988, review of The Spanish Armada, p. 83.

English Historical Review, January, 1975, review of The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659, p. 128; January, 1979, review of The Dutch Revolt, p. 127; January, 1980, review of The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century, p. 147; October, 1986, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 938; October, 1991, review of The Military Revolution, p. 1010; September, 1997, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, review of Spain, Europe, and the Atlantic World: Essays in Honour of John H. Elliott, pp. 980-981.

First Things, February, 2001, review of The GrandStrategy of Philip II, p. 55.

Foreign Affairs, March-April, 1996, Eliot A. Cohen, review of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West, pp. 146-147; May-June, 1997, Andrew Krepinevich, review of The Reader's Companion to Military History, pp. 129-130; March-April, 1999, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 144.

Geographical Journal, March, 1980, review of TheCountries of Community Europe, p. 117; July, 1989, review of The Geopolitics of Domination, p. 273.

Hispanic American Historical Review, February, 1979, review of The Dutch Revolt, p. 135.

History Review, September, 1999, Ivan Roots, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 54.

History: Review of New Books, August, 1978, review of The Dutch Revolt, p. 171; spring, 1999, Bruce Taylor, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 124; spring, 2001, Arthur Wheeler, review of The Great War and the Twentieth Century, p. 120.

History Today, November, 1977, review of The DutchRevolt, p. 693; December, 1979, review of Spain and the Netherlands, 1559-1659, p. 849; July, 1985, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 51; August, 1988, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 59; June, 1989, review of The Military Revolution, p. 51; October, 1995, review of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare, p. 49; May, 1997, Beatrice Heuser, review of The Military Revolution, p. 56; July, 1999, Gordon Marsden, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 55.

Journal of Economic Literature, September, 1989, review of The Geopolitics of Domination, p. 1234.

Journal of Interdisciplinary History, summer, 1989, review of The Military Revolution, p. 125.

Journal of Military History, April, 1996, review of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare, p. 359; April, 1997, review of The Military Revolution, pp. 347, 349, 351.

Journal of Modern History, June, 1987, review of TheThirty Years' War, p. 358; March, 1990, review of The Military Revolution, p. 112; December, 2000, Sara T. Nalle, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 1048.

Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 1978, review of PhilipII, p. 998.

Kliatt Paperback Book Guide, fall, 1977, review of European Soldiers, 1550-1650, p. 36.

Library Journal, April 15, 1978, review of The DutchRevolt, p. 869; October 15, 1978, review of Philip II, p. 2105; October 15, 1995, review of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare, p. 72; October 1, 1998, Mark L. Grover, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 113; April 1, 2002, Randall L. Schroeder, review of Success Is Never Final: Empire, War, and Faith in Early Modern Europe, pp. 124-125.

London Review of Books, April 18, 1985, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 13; October 27, 1988, review of The Military Revolution, p. 21.

Los Angeles Times Book Review, August 1, 1999, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 2.

Naval War College Review, summer, 1997, review of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare, p. 134.

New Yorker, February 4, 1979, review of Philip II, p. 128.

New York Review of Books, March 22, 1979, review of The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century, p. 15; April 28, 1988, review of The Military Revolution, p. 15.

New York Times Book Review, February 4, 1979, review of Philip II, p. 18; January 31, 1999, Anthony Pagden, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 18.

Observer (London, England), December 16, 1979, review of Philip II, p. 39; March 17, 1985, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 25; June 21, 1987, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 25.

Perspective, September, 1986, review of WesternGeopolitical Thought in the Twentieth Century, p. 148.

Perspectives on Political Science, fall, 1999, review of Geopolitics: Past, Present, and Future, p. 239.

Reference & Research Book News, February, 1996, review of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare, p. 48.

Renaissance Quarterly, summer, 1980, review of PhilipII, p. 253; summer, 1992, review of The Military Revolution, p. 376.

School Librarian, February, 1996, review of TheCambridge Illustrated History of Warfare, p. 36.

Sixteenth Century Journal, fall, 1999, review of TheGrand Strategy of Philip II, p. 915.

Spectator (London, England), June 9, 1979, review of Spain and the Netherlands, 1559-1659, p. 22; February 23, 1985, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 22; November 25, 1995, review of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare, p. 48; October 14, 1998, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 44; May 25, 2002, Raymond Carr, review of Empire, War, and Faith in Early Modern Europe, pp. 41-42.

Technology and Culture, July, 1990, review of TheMilitary Revolution, p. 500.

Times Educational Supplement, April 18, 1986, review of The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century, p. 27; June 24, 1988, review of Philip II, p. 26; December 9, 1988, review of The World, p. 27.

Times Literary Supplement, January 27, 1978, review of The Dutch Revolt, p. 96; May 17, 1985, review of The Thirty Years' War, p. 552; November 20, 1998, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 27.

Virginia Quarterly Review, winter, 1989, review of The Military Revolution, p. 7; summer, 1999, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. 92.

Wall Street Journal, November 24, 1998, review of The Grand Strategy of Philip II, p. A20.

Washington Post Book World, September 24, 1995, review of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare, p. 17.

Wilson Library Bulletin, March, 1994, review of TheTimes Atlas of World History, p. 96.

Wilson Quarterly, spring, 1981, review of Europe inCrisis, 1598-1648, p. 163.



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Danny Yee's Book Reviews,http://www.dannyreviews.com/ (June 14, 2002), review of The Military Revolution.

Ohio State University Web site,http://www.ohio-state.edu/ (December 6, 2002).*

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