The World Emperor
By (author) Harald Kleinschmidt
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Charles V by Harald Kleinschmidt
Book DescriptionThe demands of ruling over the greatest number of territories ever accumulated by any European ruler role and the seeming impossibility of achieving peace in Europe proved too great, and the disillusioned Emperor retired to the monastery of San Yuste, where legend has it his ghost continues to advise the Spanish monarchs. This major new book offers a chance to see Charles against the background of turmoil and unprecedented European expansion. It is an important study in ideas of kingship and dynasty, showing the last medieval emperor defending the ideals of Catholic Christendom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750924047
(240mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harald Kleinschmidt
Nemesis of Power, Hardback (April 2000)» View all books by Harald Kleinschmidt
This work examines international relations theories from the time of the Roman Empire to the present. The author shows how theorists have defined and handled power, and how the powerful have been perceived by theorists.
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Author Biography - Harald Kleinschmidt
Harald Kleinschmidt is a German-born scholar presently teaching at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. He has many articals on medieval European history and his most recent books are Understanding the Middle Ages: A Conceptual History of Medieval Culture(Boydell and Brewer, 1998) and The Nemesis of Power: A History of International Theories(Reaktion Books, 1999)
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