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Empire : How Spain Became a World Power 1492-1763

By: Kamen, Henry

Price: $27.00  $24.30

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., HarperCollins Publishers: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 018424

ISBN: 0060194766

Condition: As New


How did a barren, thinly populated country, somewhat isolated from the rest of Europe, establish itself as the world's first superpower? Henry Kamen's impressive new book offers a fresh and highly original answer.Empire is a global survey of the two and a halt centuries (from the late fifteenth to the mid-eighteenth) in which the Spaniards established the most extensive empire the world had ever known, ranging from Naples and the Netherlands to the Philippines. Unl... View more info

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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 regio... View more info