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The Resource Philip II, Patrick Williams

Philip II, Patrick Williams

Label
Philip II
Title
Philip II
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Williams
Title variation
Philip the Second
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Four hundred years after his death, Philip II remains one of the most controversial figures in history, admired and reviled in equal measure. He is a figure of global importance, the first ruler on whose territories the sun never set. He led Europe in its defence against the seemingly irresistible power of the Ottoman Empire and many of the nations of Western Europe were forged in part by their responses to his ambitions - Portugal was conquered and most of Italy was controlled by him, while the Low Countries, England and France fought long and bitter wars against him. Philip proclaimed himself the leader of Catholic Europe but quarrelled incessantly with the popes of the Counter-Reformation. In consolidating his monarchy in Spain, Philip used the arts as a political tool; Titian and Palestrina did some of their greatest work for him." "This new study traces the development of Philip II and of a kingship that lay at the heart of European political, religious and cultural evolution. It looks in detail at the ministers who worked with this most demanding of kings and at the government that evolved during his reign. It deals also with the pressures of a tortured private life and explores the paradox of a man who as a young ruler was deeply prudent but who became extraordinarily aggressive in his old age and who by his successes and failures - both of them on an epic scale - reshaped the world in which he lived."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Patrick
Dewey number
946/.043
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DP178
LC item number
.W55 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
European history in perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philip
  • Spain
  • Spain
Label
Philip II, Patrick Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45044223
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780333630426
Lccn
00048347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Philip II, Patrick Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45044223
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780333630426
Lccn
00048347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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