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Published 400 years after Philip's death, this first full-scale biography places him within the social, cultural, religious, and regional context of his times, presenting a startling new picture of this Spanish monarch. 32 illustrations.

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Drawing on unpublished correspondence and other archival sources, this biography of Philip of Spain places him within the social, cultural, religious and regional context of his times. In doing so the author aims to reveal much about Philip the youth, the man, the husband and often troubled King.

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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 regional context of his times, it presents a startling new picture of his character and reign. Drawing on Philip's unpublished correspondence and on many other archival sources, Henry Kamen reveals much about Philip the youth, the man, the husband, the father, the frequently troubled Christian and the king. Kamen finds that Philip was a cosmopolitan prince whose extensive experience of northern Europe broadened his cultural imagination and tastes, whose staunchly conservative ideas were far from being illiberal and fanatical, whose religious attitudes led him to accept a practical coexistence with Protestants and Jews, and whose support for Las Casas and other defenders of the Indians in America helped determine government policy. Shedding completely new light on most aspects of Philip's private life and, in consequence, on his public actions, this book is the definitive portrayal of Philip II.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-368) and index.

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ISBN:
9780300078008
Author:
Kamen, Henry
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Kamen, Henry
Location:
New Haven, Conn. :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Felipe 2nd, king of spain, 1527-1598
Subject:
Spain History Philip II, 1556-1598.
Subject:
Philip
Subject:
Biography-Royalty
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 6, no. 95
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 b/w illus.
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on unpublished correspondence and other archival sources, this biography of Philip of Spain places him within the social, cultural, religious and regional context of his times. In doing so the author aims to reveal much about Philip the youth, the man, the husband and often troubled King.
"Synopsis" by , 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 regional context of his times, it presents a startling new picture of his character and reign. Drawing on Philip's unpublished correspondence and on many other archival sources, Henry Kamen reveals much about Philip the youth, the man, the husband, the father, the frequently troubled Christian and the king. Kamen finds that Philip was a cosmopolitan prince whose extensive experience of northern Europe broadened his cultural imagination and tastes, whose staunchly conservative ideas were far from being illiberal and fanatical, whose religious attitudes led him to accept a practical coexistence with Protestants and Jews, and whose support for Las Casas and other defenders of the Indians in America helped determine government policy. Shedding completely new light on most aspects of Philip's private life and, in consequence, on his public actions, this book is the definitive portrayal of Philip II.
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