Philip of Spain

Philip of Spain

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by Henry Kamen, Henry Kamen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300078005

ISBN-13: 9780300078008

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book, published four hundred years after Philip's death, is the first full-scale biography of the king. Placing him within the social, cultural, religious, and regional context of his times, it presents a startling new picture of him. Drawing on Philip's unpublished correspondence and on many other archival sources, Kamen reveals much about Philip the

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This book, published four hundred years after Philip's death, is the first full-scale biography of the king. Placing him within the social, cultural, religious, and regional context of his times, it presents a startling new picture of him. Drawing on Philip's unpublished correspondence and on many other archival sources, Kamen reveals much about Philip the youth, the man, the husband, the father, the frequently troubled Christian, and the king.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300078008
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,322,278
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Mapsix
Prefacexi
The House of Hapsburg in the Sixteenth Centuryxvi
1 The Formative Years 1527-15441
2 The Renaissance Prince 1545-155121
3 Soldier and King 1551-155950
4 The Cross and the Crescent 1559-156579
5 Towards Total War 1566-1572108
6 Dropping the Pilot 1572-1580143
7 The World of Philip II178
8 The Statesman211
9 War in the West 1580-1586242
10 The Time of Thunder 1587-1593269
11 Last Years 1593-1598301
12 Epilogue317
List of Abbreviations322
Notes324
A Note on Sources363
Index369

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