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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. This is the third of three volumes concerning the long and tumultuous reign of the emperor Charles V. Although he was the most powerful monarch in Europe, he was beset on all sides by ambitious challengers. He was constantly at war with France, the Italian city states, the Ottoman empire, the Papal state, and the German Protestants. He finished his reign, still the most powerful man in Europe, but so worn out by war and poor health that he chose to abdicate rather than continue on. Europe, however had been forever altered. France was on its way to becoming the first modern state, England was entering its Elizabethan age, the Catholic Church was giving up its pretentions to worldly dominion, the Protestant Reformation was gathering strength, Venice, Florence, Naples and Milan were in economic decline due to the colonization of the Americas and the discovery of new trade routes to the East, Spain had acquired the enormous source of the wealth that would eventually cripple it, and the known world had doubled in size.
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 348 pages. 9.00x0.87x6.00 inches. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk1481873083