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Emperor : A New Life of Charles V / Geoffrey Parker.

Author/Creator:
Parker, Geoffrey, author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (400 p.) : 16 pp. b-w illus.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Drawing on vital new evidence, a top historian dramatically reinterprets the ruler of the world's first transatlantic empire The life of Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), ruler of Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and much of Italy and Central and South America, has long intrigued biographers. But the elusive nature of the man (despite an abundance of documentation), his relentless travel and the control of his own image, together with the complexity of governing the world's first transatlantic empire, complicate the task. Geoffrey Parker, one of the world's leading historians of early modern Europe, has examined the surviving written sources in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish, as well as visual and material evidence. He explores the crucial decisions that created and preserved this vast empire, analyzes Charles's achievements within the context of both personal and structural factors, and scrutinizes the intimate details of the ruler's life for clues to his character and inclinations. The result is a unique biography that interrogates every dimension of Charles's reign and views the world through the emperor's own eyes.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
PREFACE
NOTE ON CONVENTIONS
PART I. YOUNG CHARLES
PART II. GAME OF THRONES
PART III. 'RULER FROM THE RISING TO THE SETTING OF THE SUN'
PART IV. DOWNFALL
APPENDICES
Acknowledgements
CHRONOLOGY
ABBREVIATIONS IN THE NOTES AND SOURCES
NOTE ON DATES AND QUOTES
NOTE ON SOURCES
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
MAPS, FIGURES AND PLATES
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300241020
OCLC:
1129145582
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300241020 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.