Philip II

Philip II

by Patrick Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333630424

ISBN-13: 9780333630426

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Four hundred years after his death, Philip II remains one of the most controversial figures in history, admired and reviled in equal measure. This new study traces the development of the 16th-century spanish king and of a kingship that lay at the heart of European political, religious, and cultural evolution. It looks at the government that evolved during his reign as

Overview

Four hundred years after his death, Philip II remains one of the most controversial figures in history, admired and reviled in equal measure. This new study traces the development of the 16th-century spanish king and of a kingship that lay at the heart of European political, religious, and cultural evolution. It looks at the government that evolved during his reign as well as the pressures of his tortured private life, exploring the paradox of a man who as a young ruler was deeply prudent but who became extraordinarily aggressive in old age and who reshaped the world through his successes and failures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333630426
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
European History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Emperor's Son * Preparation for Power * King of Spain * Part II: The Prudent King * The Re-ordering of Spain * The Wealth of the Indies * Crusade, Crisis and Revolt in the Low Countries * The Mediterranean * Western Europe * War in the Low Countries * Part III: The Imprudent King * The Conquest of Portugal and the Azores and the Assault upon England * After the Armada: The Struggle for Western Europe * Crescendo: Failure, Settlement and Death * Epilogue
Part I: The Emperor's Son * Preparation for Power * King of Spain * Part II: The Prudent King * The Re-ordering of Spain * The Wealth of the Indies * Crusade, Crisis and Revolt in the Low Countries * The Mediterranean * Western Europe * War in the Low Countries * Part III: The Imprudent King * The Conquest of Portugal and the Azores and the Assault upon England * After the Armada: The Struggle for Western Europe * Crescendo: Failure, Settlement and Death * Epilogue

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