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Description - Emperor Charles V by Wim Blockmans

In the first half of the 16th century, Emperor Charles V ruled a conglomerate of territory more extensive than that previously held by any ruler in European history. This work studies Charles V and re-evaluates his role as a pivital character in the 16th century. The book attempts to answer such questions as: what can one person, given an inordinate amount of power by quirk of fate, achieve?; how much freedom did he have?; and did it help him reach his objective? Blockman also looks at the relationship between the will of an individual and the power of structures in times of such mutability.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340731109
ISBN-10: 0340731109
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Wim Blockmans

Wim Blockmans, Professor of History, University of Leiden.

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