Emperor: A New Life Of Charles V

byGEOFFREY PARKER

Hardcover | June 25, 2019

Emperor: A New Life Of Charles V by GEOFFREY PARKER
$45.50
Earn 228 plum® points
Prices and offers may vary in store
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about

Drawing on vital new evidence, a top historian dramatically reinterprets the ruler of the world’s first transatlantic empire

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.
Geoffrey Parker is Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History and associate of the Mershon Center at Ohio State University, and Profesor Afiliado, División de Historia, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico City. Among his many awards is the 2012 Heineken Prize for History. Previous books include Global Crisis: War, Climate ...
Loading
Title:Emperor: A New Life Of Charles VFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:760 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:760 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 inPublished:June 25, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300196520

ISBN - 13:9780300196528

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: