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Emperor A New Life of Charles V
ISBN: HB: 9780300196528, Yale University Press, April 2019
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 colour illus., 24 black&white illus.
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 relen...
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Persians Lost Civilizations
ISBN: HB: 9781780236506, Reaktion Books, November 2016
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
?During the first and second millennia bc large numbers of nomadic people known as Aryans migrated outwards into the Eurasian periphery from Central Asia. One particular branch of these Aryans made their home south of the Caspian Sea, and become know...
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Imprudent King A New Life of Philip II
ISBN: PB: 9780300216950, ISBN: HB: 9780300196535, Yale University Press, November 2015
456 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 45 colour illus.,14 black&white illus.
Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but one of the most famous monarchs in English history: the man who married Mary Tudor and later launched the Spanish Armada against her sister Elizabeth I. This compelling biography of t...
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Global Crisis War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
ISBN: PB: 9780300208634, ISBN: HB: 9780300153231, Yale University Press, August 2014
672 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 100 black&white illus.
Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides, government collapses – the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were unprecedented in both frequency and extent. The effects of what historians call the "General Crisis" extended from E...
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Power in Stone Cities as Symbols of Empire
ISBN: HB: 9781780232867, Reaktion Books, February 2014
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 42 illus.
Empires have always built cities in their image. From ancient Persia to the Third Reich, imperial powers have sought to reflect their power and influence through a show of magnificence and a reflection of their values. The transposition to stone of t...
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Sovereign City The City-State Ancient and Modern
ISBN: HB: 9781861892195, Reaktion Books, August 2004
256 pp., 22.8x13.3 cm, 24 illus.
"Sovereign City" examines the nature of the city-state's changing role and traces the evolution of the city as a political entity from ancient times, when it flourished, to the present day, when it is of much diminished importance. Geoffrey Parker...
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