Europe Divided is a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to a complex age of movement and conflict. Professor Elliott's strong narrative takes account of political, economic and social developments and provides vivid portraits of the leading personalities of the era.
The book examines the hard lines of division in late sixteenth-century Europe: between a Protestant North and a Catholic South; between the rich, expanding economy of the West and the harsh poverty of the agrarian East. It was the period that saw the birth of the Dutch Republic; the defeat of the Spanish Armada; the western repulse of the Ottoman Empire; the revival of the papacy and an authoritarian Calvinism. It was also an era of strong political personalities, of Philip II and a powerful Habsburg Spain, of Queen Elizabeth and Catherine de Medici, of Henry IV and Montaigne.
Throughout the text, Professor Elliott has been concerned to reveal the complex interaction of events in different parts of the continent, rather than examining regions in isolation. The book therefore conveys the feeling of contemporaries of the era - that they were involved in a great European drama.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
John H. Elliott has lectured at the University of Cambridge, was Professor of history at King's College, London and at Princeton and Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University. His previous publications include The Revolt of the Catalans (1963), Imperial Spain 1469-1716 (1963), The Old World the New 1492-1650 (1970), Richelieu and Olivares (1984) and Spain and Its World 1500-1700 (1989). Most recently he has edited, with Laurence Brockliss, The World of the Favourite (1999), and he is currently engaged on a comparative study of British and Spanish colonization in the Americas.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción FontanaPress. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G0006860613I3N00
Descripción Fontana Press, 1989. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Nº de ref. de la librería CHL1062228
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001887119
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001998957
Descripción Fontana Press, 1985. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Good clean condition paperback. Tanned pages, minor shelfwear to covers. Good reading copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0006151830
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería TT00552206B
Descripción Fontana Press, 1985. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000790280
Descripción FontanaPress, UK, 1985. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Reprint. PB, pictorial card covers, 432pp. Major rubbing, creasing, scuffing to covers, fading to spine, inside has tanning to page edges, a remainder mark & a brown stain to lower edge, else square & tight & no text markings, a solid reading or study copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería jen003024
Descripción Fontana Press, 1989. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 1240997
Descripción Fontana Press, 1985. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Very Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Nº de ref. de la librería 2851781