Author:Kamen, Henry


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Philip of Spain

By: Kamen, Henry

Price: $9.00  $8.10

Publisher: New Haven, CT, U.S.A.: Yale University Press, 1997: 1997

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 009339

ISBN: 0-300-07081-0

Condition: Very Good

Philip II of Spain -- ruler of the most extensive empire the world had ever known -- has been viewed in a harsh and negative light since his death in 1598. Identified with repression, bigotry, and fanaticism by his enemies, he has been judged more by the political events of his reign than by his person. 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and regional context of his times, it presents a startling new picture of his character and reign.Drawing on Philip's unpublished c... View more info