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Author Parker, Geoffrey, 1943-

Title Imprudent king : a new life of Philip II / Geoffrey Parker.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 PHILIP II, KING OF SPAIN, 1527-1598 PAR    Available
Description xviii, 438 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 414-423) and index.
Contents Part I. The threshold of power. Apprenticeship, 1527-1543 ; A Renaissance prince, 1543-1551 ; The changing face of empire, 1551-1558 -- Part II. The king and his world. The king at work ; The king and God ; The king at play -- Part III. The first decade of the reign. Getting a grip, 1558-1561 ; 'I would rather lose a hundred thousand lives if I had them' : keeping the faith, 1562-1567 ; Family life - and death ; The enigma of Don Carlos -- Part IV. The king victorious. Years of crusade, 1568-1572 ; Years of adversity, 1573-1576 ; The crisis of the reign, 1576-1577 ; Murder most foul? ; Years of triumph, 1578-1585 ; 'The most potent monarch in Christendom' -- Part V. The king vanquished. The 'Enterprise of England', 1585-1588 ; Philip at bay, 1589-1592 ; Towards the tomb - and beyond, 1593-1603 -- Epilogue.
Subject Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598.
Spain -- History -- Philip II, 1556-1598.
Spain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Added Title New life of Philip II
ISBN 9780300196535

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