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92 PIERRE LIERNEUX época en la que esta zona dependía de la Corona española? Una aproximación cronológica esboza la evolución de la administración de la vestimenta de los tercios en estas regiones: la elección de colores, el uso de la insignia nacional, la constitución de asientos, la creación del fondo vestimentario y la vestimenta uniformada marcan unas etapas significativas para la identificación del ejército en relación con un determinado reino. PALABRAS CLAVE: Uniformidad. Regeneración del uniforme. Uniforme. Vestido. Asientos. Fondo vestimentario. ABSTRACT Uniform is defined as a unitary service dress, prescribed by an organisation which, above all, wants to show its centralised character. It is subsidised by the latter, either directly or through the commanding officer who then acts as intermediary. It is produced according to previously defined models, as far as shape and colour are concerned, regardless of the production site, following the choices of the commanding officer or the order of the sovereign, upon proposition of the commanding officer. The control of the garments’ quality and homogeneity is carried out by specific inspectors, either during the manufacturing process or when the troops are reviewed. Part of the soldiers’ pay is retained to create a specific fund for clothing in order to make the soldier responsible by involving him in the manufacture and the care of its uniform, and to make him aware of the role he plays as a representative of its nation’s armed force. This definition, which is quiet extensive, raises the following question: Was there a military uniform in the southern Low Countries at the time when that area was under the Spanish Crown? A chronological approach outlines the evolution of the administration of the tercios’s clothing in these regions: the choice of colours, the use of a national insignia, the constitution of Asientos, the creation of clothing funds and uniformed clothing are fundamental stages for the identification of the army in relation to a particular Kingdom. KEY WORDS: Uniformity, regeneration of the uniform, uniform, dress, Asiento, clothing fund. * * * * * Revista de Historia Militar, 121 (2017), pp. 92-136. ISSN: 0482-5748


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