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The Resource Philip II, by Patrick Williams, (electronic resource)

Philip II, by Patrick Williams, (electronic resource)

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Philip II
Title
Philip II
Statement of responsibility
by Patrick Williams
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Four hundred years after his death, Philip II remains one of the most controversial figures in history, admired and reviled in equal measure. He is a figure of global importance, the first ruler on whose territories the sun never set. He led Europe in its defence against the seemingly irresistable power of the Ottoman Empire and many of the nations of Western Europe were forged in part by their responses to his ambitions - Portugal was conquered and most of Italy was controlled by him, while the Low Countries, England and France fought long and bitter wars against him. Philip proclaimed himself the leader of Catholic Europe but quarrelled incessantly with the popes of the Counter-Reformation. In consolidating his monarchy in Spain, Philip used the arts as a political tool; Titian and Palestrina did some of their greatest work for him. This new study traces the development of Philip II and of a kingship that lay at the heart of European political, religious and cultural evolution. It looks in detail at the ministers who worked with this most demanding of kings and at the government that evolved during his reign. It deals also with the pressures of a tortured private life and explores the paradox of a man who as a young ruler was deeply prudent but who became extraordinarily aggressive in his old age and who by his successes and failures - both of them on an epic scale - re-shaped the world in which he lived.--
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Williams, Patrick
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer
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Europe-History
Label
Philip II, by Patrick Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4039-1381-4
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART ONE: THE EMPEROR'S SON -- Preparation for Power -- King of Spain -- PART TWO: 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 THREE: 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 -- Glossary -- Notes and References -- Index
Control code
978-1-4039-1381-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 302 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781403913814
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52330810
Label
Philip II, by Patrick Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4039-1381-4
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART ONE: THE EMPEROR'S SON -- Preparation for Power -- King of Spain -- PART TWO: 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 THREE: 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 -- Glossary -- Notes and References -- Index
Control code
978-1-4039-1381-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 302 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781403913814
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52330810

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