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The Resource Emperor : a new life of Charles V, Geoffrey Parker

Emperor : a new life of Charles V, Geoffrey Parker

Label
Emperor : a new life of Charles V
Title
Emperor
Title remainder
a new life of Charles V
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Parker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. --
Assigning source
publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Geoffrey
Dewey number
943/.031092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charles
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • Holy Roman Empire
Label
Emperor : a new life of Charles V, Geoffrey Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 687-719) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Young Charles -- From Duke of Luxemburg to Prince of Castile, 1500-8 -- The orphan prince, 1509-14 -- The difficult inheritance, 1515-17 -- Part II. Game of Thrones -- From King of Spain to King of the Romans, 1517-19 -- From peace through rebellion to war, 1519-21 -- Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, 1521-5 -- Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, 1525-8 -- Champion of the western world, 1528-31 -- Part III. 'Ruler from the rising to the setting of the sun' -- The last crusader, 1532-6 -- Years of defeat, 1536-41 -- Settling scores, part I. Guelders and France, 1541-4 -- Settling scores, part II: Germany and Italy, 1545-8 -- The taming of America -- Part IV. Downfall -- Paterfamilias, 1548-51 -- The emperor's last campaigns, 1551-4 -- Restless retirement, 1555-8 -- The emperor in legend and history -- Appendices: I. The emperor's memoirs -- II. The afterlife of Charles V's body -- III. The emperor's last instructions to Philip II -- IV. 'Infanta Isabel of Castile, daughter of His Majesty the emperor'
Control code
on1085144702
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 737 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300196528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1085144702
Label
Emperor : a new life of Charles V, Geoffrey Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 687-719) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Young Charles -- From Duke of Luxemburg to Prince of Castile, 1500-8 -- The orphan prince, 1509-14 -- The difficult inheritance, 1515-17 -- Part II. Game of Thrones -- From King of Spain to King of the Romans, 1517-19 -- From peace through rebellion to war, 1519-21 -- Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, 1521-5 -- Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, 1525-8 -- Champion of the western world, 1528-31 -- Part III. 'Ruler from the rising to the setting of the sun' -- The last crusader, 1532-6 -- Years of defeat, 1536-41 -- Settling scores, part I. Guelders and France, 1541-4 -- Settling scores, part II: Germany and Italy, 1545-8 -- The taming of America -- Part IV. Downfall -- Paterfamilias, 1548-51 -- The emperor's last campaigns, 1551-4 -- Restless retirement, 1555-8 -- The emperor in legend and history -- Appendices: I. The emperor's memoirs -- II. The afterlife of Charles V's body -- III. The emperor's last instructions to Philip II -- IV. 'Infanta Isabel of Castile, daughter of His Majesty the emperor'
Control code
on1085144702
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 737 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300196528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1085144702

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