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Author: Gutierrez de la Vega, Luis, b. ca. 1509.
Title: A compendious treatise entituled, De re militari containing principall orders to be obserued in martiall affaires. VVritten in the Spanish tongue, by that worthie and famous captaine, Luis Gutierres de la Vega, citizen of Medina del Campo. And newlie translated into English, by Nicholas Lichefild.
Publication info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A compendious treatise entituled, De re militari containing principall orders to be obserued in martiall affaires. VVritten in the Spanish tongue, by that worthie and famous captaine, Luis Gutierres de la Vega, citizen of Medina del Campo. And newlie translated into English, by Nicholas Lichefild.
Gutierrez de la Vega, Luis, b. ca. 1509., Lichefield, Nicholas,

Ianuarij primus. 1582. Imprinted at London: By Thomas East, [1582]
Alternate titles: De re militari. English De re militari.
Notes:
A2 is a cancel.
Also issued as part 2 of: Styward, Thomas. 1582. Januarii decimus. The pathwaie to martiall discipline: London, [1582].
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A02408.0001.001

Contents
title page
¶To the right Worshipfull Maister Philip Syd∣ney, Esquire.
¶The prologue of the Authour to the Readers.
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¶THE FIRST PART, De re militari.
¶Of the order which ought to be obserued, in the marching forward of a company of souldi∣ers, from the place where they are lodged. Cap. 1.
¶How such a company of souldiers, should bee prouided with furniture necessary. Cap. 2.
¶How the Souldiers shall ioyne or come toge∣ther, and in what order. Cap. 3.
¶Of the order and manner how they shall de∣part from the place where they were lodged. Cap. 4.
¶How the Baggage must passe, when the compa∣nye is commaunded to march forwarde. Cap. 5.
¶How, and in what order they shall enter to the alodgement. Cap. 6.
¶How and in what order a company of Hargu∣busiers ought to enter into the Towne. Cap. 7.
¶If the companie be Pikemen, then must they obserue this order in their entrie. Cap. 8.
¶The order to be obserued in going to the alonge∣ment. Cap. 9.
¶How a companie ought to be lodged. Cap. 10.
How the watch ought to be set. Cap. 11.
¶How their lodging shall be appointed for auoiding of briberie. Cap. 12.
How the baggage shall returne. Cap. 13.
¶How poore husbandmen ought not to bee op∣pressed. Cap. 14.
¶How the watch must be set, and the manner how to remoue the Scout. Cap. 15.
¶How the watch must be chosen. Cap. 16.
¶How the Watch must be charged or set, and where they meete or repaire together. Cap. 17.
¶How lodging ought to be demaun∣ded. Cap. 18.
¶How the Frutes, Vines, and Orchardes, ought to be kept from the spoiling of the souldiers. Cap. 19.
How euerie Souldier ought to content himselfe, with the lodging that is allotted for him. Cap. 20.
¶How a discord shoulde bee pacified, if anye happen betweene a company of souldiers, and the Townes men. Cap. 21.
¶Of the order that ought to be obserued, to such effect that the companies maye be alwaies prepared in a readinesse to make a squadron, and where both Pike men and Hargubusiers ought to be placed. cap. 22.
THE SECOND PART, De re militari.
¶Of the companies of Hargubusires which shall bee needfull in euerye third. Cap. 23.
Of the wayes and manner that some hath writ to ordeine a Squadron. Cap. 24.
How they may be ordered touching their weapons. Cap. 25.
The manner how the Tudescos ordeined their Quadrant. Cap. 26.
Of the difficultie that is in the foresayd manner of order. Cap. 27.
¶Of the account or care, that the chiefe Sergeant ought to haue, that the thing maye bee well ordeyned. Cap. 28.
¶Of the order that doth appertaine to the com∣panie or companies of Vangarde, Battaile, or Reregard. Cap. 32.
¶How it is not a thing vnmeete, for the footmen to march in Tierces. Cap. 33.
Of the manner and order, and in what place the Ensigne shall goe. Cap. 34.
Of the manner how euery Tierce should be ordei∣ned by it selfe. Cap. 35.
Of the order which ought to be obserued if any Souldiers sobre at the ioyning of the rankes. Cap. 36.
¶The order how the Hargubusiers shall issue out from among the Pikemen, before they begin to ordeine. Cap. 37.
¶How the Hargubusiers shall be diuided if they be not needfull in the rere∣gard. Cap. 35.
¶How the Ensignes of the Campe Maisters, shall march. Cap. 39.
¶How the baggage or carriage shall march in time of enimies, and how they shall march when there is no daunger. Cap. 40.
¶How a Squadron should be inlarged or short∣ned after the ordaining thereof. Cap. 41.
¶How the Squadron beeing so ordained on all partes maye make both Vangard and Rere∣gard. Cap. 42.
¶How few in number should be set in order a∣gainst many. Cap. 43.
¶How vigilant care is to bee had, in giuing the onset, whether the Souldiers are willing or vnwilling. Cap. 44.
Of the manner that the Hargubusiers should issue out of the Squadron to skirmish. Cap. 45.
Of the order how to put a sunder or vndoe a Squadron that should be lodged. Cap. 46.
❧THE THIRD PART, De re militari.
How it is needfull to haue account among the Pike-men & Hargubusiers to make a Squa∣dron. Cap. 47.
How the victuals should be distributed. Cap. 50.
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