History

The Emperor Charles V

Author: Martyn Rady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131788082X

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 7482

Charles V was elected Holy Roman Emperor and, until his death in 1558, he was to play a central role on the European political stage. The book is a clear introduction to the often confusing train of events in the first half of the sixteenth century. It looks at Charles's response to the Protestant Reformation in Germany; his efforts to retain the Netherlands under Habsburg control; his struggle with France for domination over Italy; and his attempts to check the expansion of Ottoman power in the Mediterranean.
History

The Reign of Charles V

Author: William S. Maltby

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137159545

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 2047

Why should we remember the reign of Charles V? What happened in those years that altered the course of history and helped to shape the world we live in today? Few ages have been more important to the history of Europe and America than the reign of Charles V. Charles ruled the first truly global empire, his sovereignty extending beyond Spain to the Netherlands, much of Italy, the Americas, and the Holy Roman Empire. His life saw the waning of the Renaissance, the religious transformation of Europe by the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, and the emergence of Spain as a leading international power. At the same time, the conquests of Mexico and Peru, the establishment of a Habsburh empirein eastern Europe, and a series of wars with France, the Ottoman Empire and the German Protestants transformed European politics and the global economy. William Maltby's engaging new study not only looks at Charles V as a person, but also examines important critical issues: the emperor's policies and their consequences; the institional, economic and intellectual development of his various realms; and his military and diplomatic struggles. Concise and readable, it provides students and the general reader with an indispensable introduction to a reign that defies historical comparison, and an era that changed the world.
History

Elizabethan Parliaments 1559-1601

Author: Michael A.R. Graves,Roger Lockyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317887360

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 5832

Michael Graves provides a clear summary of conflicting interpretations of Elizabethan parliaments and presents a new perspective, striking a balance between business and politics.
History

Women in World History

Author: Anne Commire

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 750

View: 8843

History

Reformation Europe

Age of Reform and Revolution

Author: De Lamar Jensen

Publisher: D. C. Heath and Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 525

View: 3352

For full description, see Renaissance Europe: Age of Recovery and Reconciliation, 2/e.
Paperbacks

Paperbound Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Paperbacks

Page: N.A

View: 5877

American literature

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 3901

History

Philip II

Author: Geoffrey Woodward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317897749

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 6397

Any assessment of Philip II's rule assumes the appearance of a paradox. In analysing the nature and impact of Philip II's rule and government, the author seeks to examine the extent of the changes in royal finance, the economic and social issues, the impact of religion -- both within Spain and throughout its Empire -- and the aims and motives behind the king's foreign policy.
History

The Reign of Mary I

Author: Robert Tittler

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582061071

Category: History

Page: 116

View: 8452

In this study, Robert Tittler, an expert in Marian research, provides an important reappraisal of Mary's reign - often written off as a failure. He considers whether her reign can be so easily dismissed as an unproductive interruption of the Tudor dynasty, or whether Mary's reign played a more distinctive part in this period of history.
History

The Second World War in Europe

Author: S. P. Mackenzie

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 8640

Unlike most other books on the subject this is a very welcome short book on the Second World War in Europe. Dr MacKenzie covers concisely all the major military campaigns, the important economic and social aspects of the war, and wartime diplomacy. After an opening chapter on the origins of the war, there are two main chronological chapters - providing a clear narrative and analysis of events- and two thematic ones looking at issues such as bararism and the Holocaust and strategic bombing and the U-Boat War. This is the ideal text for anyone studying the Second World War for the first time: succinct, up-to-date, and always highly readable.
History

Poverty and Poor Law Reform in Britain

From Chadwick to Booth, 1834-1914

Author: David Englander

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 142

View: 7544

The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 is one of the most important pieces of social legislation ever enacted. Its principles and the workhouse system dominated attitudes to welfare provision for the next 80 years. This new Seminar Study explores the changing ideas to poverty over this period and assesses current debates on Victorian attitudes to the poor. David Englander reviews the old system of poor relief; he considers how the New Poor Law was enacted and received and looks at how it worked in practice. The chapter on the Scottish experience will be particularly welcomed, as will Dr Englander's discussion of the place of the Poor Law within British history.
History

War in Europe, 1939-1945

Author: Anthony Wood

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582354555

Category: History

Page: 114

View: 3435

Biography & Autobiography

Charles V

The World Emperor

Author: Harald Kleinschmidt

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752474405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8876

Charles V (1500-58), King of Aragon, ruler of Castile and Roman Emperor is one of the most interesting and perplexing of the great European monarchs. Son of Philip the Handsome and Juana, Queen of Castile, who was regarded as insane, by the age of nineteen he was the most powerful monarch in Europe. In this, the first biography for many years, Harald Kleinschmidt draws on the latest research to portray Charles V in the light of his upbringing and dynastic relations, and against a background of turmoil and unprecedented European expansion. Coming to power as a very young man, Charles V held high aims and ideals about exercising control over the greatest number of territories ever accumulated by a European ruler. As the defender of Catholic Christendom, he attempted to achieve both the cultural and religious unity of Europe and European world rule. His struggles against Lutheranism were initially successful, but the harsh measures he took against his Protestant prisoners provoked an uprising that forced him to grant Protestantism legal recognition. Likewise, although Charles V substantially extended Spanish dominions in the New World through the conquest of Mexico by Cortes in 1519-21 and of Peru by Pizarro ten years later, the demands of ruling his vast European realm ultimately overwhelmed him. Disillusioned by the seeming impossibility of achieving peace in Europe, in 1555 Charles renounced his imperial crown in favour of his brother Ferdinand. Shortly afterwards, he resigned his kingdoms of Spain, the Netherlands and the Spanish Americas to his son Philip and retired to live in seclusion near the monastery of San Geronimo de Yuste. Legend has it that his ghost continues to advise the Spanish monarchs.
History

France, 1870-1914

Author: Robert Gildea

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 7083

The period 1870 - 1914 in France saw the consolidation of republican government and the recovery of national self-confidence. Though political crises such as the Dreyfus Affair threatened to tear it apart, the Republic established firm parliamentary rule, built up an Empire and an army which was to see it through the Great War. The new edition of this key text - first published as The Third Republic From 1870 to 1914 - offers a clear introduction to the period and incorporates the latest research.
History

The Holocaust

The Third Reich and the Jews

Author: David Engel

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 148

View: 4117

This text offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the infamous event. The author examines how 5.8 million European Jews could die at the hands of the Third Reich during World War Two.
History

Britain and Ireland

From Home Rule to Independence

Author: Jeremy Smith

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 2277

Jeremy Smith explores relations between Britain and Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century with a story that still raises deep passions and bitter disagreements both among historians and within wider public opinion. This examination attempts to chart a more dispassionate course between the various contending positions and has enormous relevance to the unfolding events in both Northern Ireland and Britain as the united Kingdom moves towards a federal constitutional structure. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Incorporates a large amount of research on Irish history during the last two decades and gives particular focus to the dramatic events between the Easter rising of 1916 and the intense negotiations surrounding the Treaty in the autumn of 1921. For those interested in the history between Ireland and Britain.
Business & Economics

The Birth of Industrial Britain

Economic Change 1750-1850

Author: Kenneth Morgan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

View: 6934

A concise analysis of Britain's transformation from a pre-industrial economy to the 'workshop of the world', this study reflects the latest thinking on the subject and argues that the changes were far more gradual than was previously believed. The Covern
Biography & Autobiography

Peter the Great

Author: William Marshall

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582003552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 149

View: 6239

SEMINAR STUDIES IN HISTORYEdited by Roger Lockyer(Emeritus Reader in History, in the University of London)This famous series examines key themes in British, European and World history in short, succinct volumes. The text is supported by primary material in a Documents section, a full bibliography and an index; where appropriate there are maps, chronologies and glossaries. All the books in the series are written by experts in the field who are not only familiar with the latest research but have often contributed to it. Works of scholarship in their own right, the books also provide a survey of current historical interpretations. Longman has now inaugurated a major programme of renewal and expansion for Seminar Studies, with many new titles and new editions in the pipeline. Existing books are being re-presented in a larger, more reader-friendly format as they reprint; and new books and new editions are being reset into an entirely new page design. Peter the Great was an unusual man and a most unusual tsar. His reign (1682-1725) had a momentous impact on the development of modern Russia and a study of it is crucial for an understanding of Russia's development from backwater to twentie
History

Napoleon and Europe

Author: D. G. Wright

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780582354579

Category: History

Page: 137

View: 8315

This study provides both an introduction to, and an overview of, Napoleon's impact on France and Europe. It explores his origins and personality, assesses his contribution to the crucial changes in the conduct of warfare during this period, and examines the reasons for the ultimate defeat of his armies and the collapse of the Empire. It concludes with a brief study of the Napoleonic legend and the historical controversies which surround it.
Biography & Autobiography

Louis XIV

Author: Peter Robert Campbell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

View: 6064

`The Sun King has always been over-exposed -- a habit he started himself. Here is the student's antidote to boredom. Campbell has produced the best short guide available and a vigorous synthesis of the latest research, complete with extensive bibliography, unfamiliar documents and vital glossary. Fresh material abounds and a misconception is demolished on every page. There is no sign here of reheating old recipes.' History Review