Alba: General And Servant To The Crown by Maurits EbbenAlba: General And Servant To The Crown by Maurits Ebben

Alba: General And Servant To The Crown

EditorMaurits Ebben, Margreit Lacy-bruijn, Rolof Van Hovell Tot Westerflier

Hardcover | January 7, 2016

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Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Third Duke of Alba, is one of the most formidable and controversial figures of the sixteenth century. He has been depicted as a great hero, an indefatigable defender of the Catholic faith and a true buttress of the Spanish monarchy, but also as a terrifying man, the dark suppressor of the revolt in the Low Countries.During his long and fascinating life Alba revealed wide-ranging skills and interests. A successful soldier, he was also a distinguished courtier and an influential diplomat serving his monarchs, Charles V and Philip II, without fail. Moreover, he was a maecenas and an avid art collector. Using a variety of sources, including previously unexamined data, sixteen leading historians from eight countries present newly developed insights and offer a nuanced image of the Grand Duque. Adopting different perspectives, they shed new light on this intriguing and influential leader, thus showing that Alba continues to be deserving of study and discussion.
Maurits Ebben studied history at Leiden University and l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. After researching and lecturing in Colombia (South America) and Mexico he has been engaged since 1992 as lecturer at the Institute for History of Leiden University. His dissertation concerns a study of the financing of the Sp...
Title:Alba: General And Servant To The CrownFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 11.33 × 8.72 × 1.31 inPublished:January 7, 2016Publisher:Karwansaray PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Alba: Statesman and Diplomat (Dr. Henry Kamen, The United Kingdom) Alba Cunctator? (Dr. René Quatrefages, France) The Duke of Alba in the Court of Charles V and Philip II (Prof. José Martínez Millán, Spain) The Duke of Alba: Governor of the Netherlands in Times of War (Dr. Gustaaf Janssens, Belgium) Alba and Religion (Prof. Werner Thomas, Belgium) The Manifestation of His Magnificence: The Third Duke of Alba and the Arts (Prof. Rosemarie Mulcahy, Ireland) The Third Duke of Alba: Collector and Patron of the Arts (Dr. Almudena Pérez de Tudela, Spain) Government and Administration of the House of Alba in the Sixteenth Century (Prof. José Manuel Calderón Ortega, Spain) The Duke of Alba in the Holy Roman Empire (Prof. Friedrich Edelmayer, Austria) Il Capo dei Capi: The Duke of Alba in Italy (Prof. M.J. Rodríguez-Salgado, The United Kingdom) The Duke of Alba and the Low Countries, 1520-73 (Dr. Raymond Fagel, the Netherlands) Alba in Portugal: Conquest and Government, 1580-82 (Dr. Rafael Valladares, Spain) Alba's Reputation in the Early Modern Low Countries (Prof. Judith Pollmann, the Netherlands and Dr. Monica Stensland, Norway) Salamander of War, Venerable Old Nobleman: The Literary Construction of the Duke of Alba in the Spanish Golden Age (Dr. Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez, the Netherlands) Alba's First Biographer: Juan Antonio de Vera y Figueroa, Count of La Roca, 1583-1658 (Dr. Maurits Ebben, the Netherlands)