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The Resource Philip of Spain, Henry Kamen

Philip of Spain, Henry Kamen

Label
Philip of Spain
Title
Philip of Spain
Statement of responsibility
Henry Kamen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book, published four hundred years after Philip's death, is the first full-scale biography of the king. Placing him within the social, cultural, religious and regional context of his times, it presents a startling new picture of his character and reign. Drawing on Philip's unpublished correspondence and on many other archival sources, Henry Kamen reveals much about Philip the youth, the man, the husband, the father, the frequently troubled Christian and the king. Kamen finds that Philip was a cosmopolitan prince whose extensive experience of northern Europe broadened his cultural imagination and tastes, whose staunchly conservative ideas were far from being illiberal and fanatical, whose religious attitudes led him to accept a practical coexistence with Protestants and Jews, and whose support for Las Casas and other defenders of the Indians in America helped determine government policy. Shedding completely new light on most aspects of Philip's private life and, in consequence, on his public actions, this book is the definitive portrayal of Philip II
Summary
Reassesses King Philip II's reputation as narrow-minded tyrant, describes the major events of his reign, and presents a more rounded depiction of his personality
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1997
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156913
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 946/.043/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DP178
LC item number
.K36 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Philip of Spain, Henry Kamen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-368) and index
Control code
222046
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 384 p.
Isbn
9780300070811
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96052421
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36104018
  • (OCoLC)36104018
Label
Philip of Spain, Henry Kamen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-368) and index
Control code
222046
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 384 p.
Isbn
9780300070811
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96052421
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36104018
  • (OCoLC)36104018

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