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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780750924047
ISBN-10: 0750924047
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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