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Inhaltsangabe: William Robertson (1721 to 1793) was a Scottish historian, Presbyterian minister, Royal Chaplain to King George III, Historiographer Royal, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. At the time of Charles V?s coronation as emperor (1521), Europe was in the midst of its painful emergence from feudalism. Charles ruled his tempestuous empire in competition with Francis I of France, Henry VIII of England, Pope Leo X, and Suleiman the Magnificent, the greatest of the Ottoman sultans. It was possibly the greatest collection of rulers ever to occupy the same stage. They were all extremely ambitious, talented, and ruthless. In addition to them, Charles had to deal with the great Turkish corsair and admiral, Barbarossa, scourge of the Mediterranean and the brilliant Genoese admiral, Andrea Doria. At the same time, Martin Luther, Erasmus, and Ignatius Loyola came on to the stage from the intellectual sphere. The results for Europe were devastating wars based on personal ambition and religious beliefs, sweeping economic expansion, unprecedented cultural achievements, religious ferment, intellectual development, and overseas empires. This is the second of three volumes. It covers the life of Charles from his youthful acquisition of the Spanish title of Prince of Asturias to his election as Holy Roman Emperor, to the sack of Rome, to his disastrous defeat at Algiers. After nine hundred years of strife, the balance of power between Europe and Islam is fast approaching the tipping point and he will be at the center of it.
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 404 pages. 9.00x1.01x6.00 inches. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk1481218840