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War has ever exercised a superb charm on men's minds. Oscar Wilde's witticism even though this fascination can't be attri­ buted just to the depraved personality of warfare. The demonic forces published by means of conflict have stuck the inventive mind's eye, whereas sages have mirrored at the enigmatic readiness of every new iteration to salary warfare, regardless of the destruction, disillusion and exhaustion that conflict is understood to herald its educate. If there by no means was once a great warfare and a nasty peace why did armed conflicts recur with such distressing regularity? was once large-scale violence an intrinsic of guy? The solutions given to such questions have differed largely: it has even been urged that the states of struggle and peace will not be as a long way faraway from each other as is generally intended. The explanations of conflict and the interplay among conflict and society have lengthy been the topic of philosophical enquiry and historic research. Accord­ ing to Thucydides nobody was once ever forced to visit struggle; Cicero remarked how dumb have been the legislation in time of warfare, whereas Clausewitz's profound commentary in regards to the affinity among conflict and politics has develop into nearly a typical. battle being the severest try a society or nation can event historians have clearly been involved to enquire their rela­ tionship.

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In 1602, 1622, 1623 and 1638 (Aitzema, Saken van staet, I, 126). , I, 128. 106 Groot-Placcaetboek van Holland en Zeeland (ed. C. , The Hague, 1638-1801), II, 85 (19 April and 6 July 1633). 107 Aitzema, Saken van staet, II, 450 (1637). 108 Groot-Placcaetboek, II, 13 (22 May 1632). 103 104 38 HOLLAND'S EXPERIENCE OF WAR however, that the Pope was head of Christendom, and that he had granted the kingdom of Peru to the Spanish. The monarch declined to accept this message, declaring that 'the Pope must be an ignorant and shameless fellow, so liberally to dispose of what belongs to others'.

156 A final and closely related problem hampering exchanges was the insistence that these should not provide the enemy with additional manpower. Spanish seamen incarcerated in Holland were usually only included in an exchange on the understanding that they would return to their native land. This was the condition also set for the release of the prisoners taken at the Downs,157 who had been bound for Flanders. Frederick Henry, especially, insisted strongly on this condition. ISS Presumably the Spanish prisoners themselves had no objections, for their administration complained in 1641 that those released made off post-haste in any direction, without even reporting back for service.

N. , Utrecht, 1887-8), 1,116-17. M. Schulten, 'Het beleg van Alkmaar', inAlkmaar ontzet, 1573-1973 (ed. T. P. , Alkmaar, 1973), p. 61; G. Parker, The Army of Flanders, p. 203. 30 Willem Janszoon Verwer, Memoriaelbouck. Dagboek vangebeurtenissen te Haarlem van 1572-1581 (ed. J. Temminck, Haarlem, 1973), p. 83. During the siege of Haarlem the defenders of a fort surrendered after being promised that their lives would be spared. 'Don Frederick said: "I promised you your lives, but not food. ' 31 Dagboek, I, 166.

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