The Reign of Charles V

Author: William S. Maltby

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230629083

Category: History

Page: 176

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Why should we remember the reign of Charles V? What happened in those years that altered the course of history and helped to shape the world we live in today? Few ages have been more important to the history of Europe and America than the reign of Charles V. Charles ruled the first truly global empire, his sovereignty extending beyond Spain to the Netherlands, much of Italy, the Americas, and the Holy Roman Empire. His life saw the waning of the Renaissance, the religious transformation of Europe by the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, and the emergence of Spain as a leading international power. At the same time, the conquests of Mexico and Peru, the establishment of a Habsburh empirein eastern Europe, and a series of wars with France, the Ottoman Empire and the German Protestants transformed European politics and the global economy. William Maltby's engaging new study not only looks at Charles V as a person, but also examines important critical issues: the emperor's policies and their consequences; the institional, economic and intellectual development of his various realms; and his military and diplomatic struggles. Concise and readable, it provides students and the general reader with an indispensable introduction to a reign that defies historical comparison, and an era that changed the world.

Karl V.

Kaiser für Europa

Author: Otto von Habsburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783841700636


Page: 360

View: 4049

Die Politik der Sklaverei

Praxis und Konflikt in Kastilien und Spanisch-Amerika im 16. Jahrhundert

Author: Jonas Schirrmacher

Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh

ISBN: 3657707123

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 7988

Das vorliegende Buch behandelt das historische Phänomen der Sklaverei aus der Perspektive der politischen Praxis. Es untersucht die Sklaverei als kontroverses Verhandlungsthema, zwischen der kastilischen Krone und lokalen Akteuren. Die immense Bedeutung der Versklavung von Menschen für das frühneuzeitliche Europa wird heutzutage selten in Zweifel gezogen. Gerade in den iberischen Städten des 16. Jahrhunderts gehörten Sklavenmärkte zur Alltäglichkeit. Insbesondere Theologen beschäftigten sich intensiv mit der Frage, ob die Versklavung nicht-christlicher Gefangener erlaubt sei. Die Sklaverei war aber nicht nur ein Thema der Studierzimmer oder ein Phänomen des städtischen Lebens. Sie hatte auch eine zutiefst politische Komponente. Entsprechend widmet sich der Band der Sklavereipolitik der kastilischen Krone im 16. Jahrhundert. Sklaverei wird hier als mehrdimensionaler Komplex zwischen herrschaftspolitischen, ökonomischen, militärischen und theologischen Interessen verortet. Anhand der Versklavung der moriscos während der guerra de Granada (1568–1571) sowie der Versklavung der indigenen Bevölkerung der "Neuen Welt" wird gezeigt, wie Sklaverei stets als politische Verhandlungsmasse zwischen Zentralregierung, Militär und Peripherie genutzt wurde.

The Scottish Enlightenment and the French Revolution

Author: Anna Plassart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107091764

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 5722

This book offers the first study of the Scottish Enlightenment reception and interpretation of the French Revolution.

Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I

Morals, Politics, Art, Religion

Author: Aaron Garrett,James A. Harris

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191043435

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 325

A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies by expert authors, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed. This new history of Scottish philosophy will include two volumes that focus on the Scottish Enlightenment. In this volume a team of leading experts explore the ideas, intellectual context, and influence of Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Reid, and many other thinkers, frame old issues in fresh ways, and introduce new topics and questions into debates about the philosophy of this remarkable period. The contributors explore the distinctively Scottish context of this philosophical flourishing, and juxtapose the work of canonical philosophers with contemporaries now very seldom read. The outcome is a broadening-out, and a filling-in of the detail, of the picture of the philosophical scene of Scotland in the eighteenth century. General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary

How the Incas Built Their Heartland

State Formation and the Innovation of Imperial Strategies in the Sacred Valley, Peru

Author: R. Alan Covey

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472114788

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 3077

Inca archaeology has traditionally been intimately tied to the study of the Spanish chronicles, but archaeologists are often asked to explain how Inca civilization relates to earlier states and empires in the Andean highlands-a time period with little coinciding documentary record. Until recently, few archaeologists working in and around the Inca heartland conducted archaeological research into the period between AD 1000 and AD 1400, leaving a great divide between pre-Inca archaeology and Inca studies. In How the Incas Built Their Heartland R. Alan Covey supplements an archaeological approach with the tools of a historian, forming an interdisciplinary study of how the Incas became sufficiently powerful to embark on an unprecedented campaign of territorial expansion and how such developments related to earlier patterns of Andean statecraft. In roughly a hundred years of military campaigns, Inca dominion spread like wildfire across the Andes, a process traditionally thought to have been set in motion by a single charismatic ruler, Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui. Taking nearly a century of archaeological research in the region around the Inca capital as his point of departure, Covey offers an alternative description of Inca society in the centuries leading up to imperial expansion. To do so, Covey proposes a new reading of the Spanish chronicles, one that focuses on processes, rather than singular events, occurring throughout the region surrounding Cusco, the Inca capital. His focus on long-term regional changes, rather than heroic actions of Inca kings, allows the historical and archaeological evidence to be placed on equal interpretive footing. The result is a narrative of Inca political origins linking Inca statecraft to traditions of Andean power structures, long-term ecological changes, and internal social transformations. By reading the Inca histories in a compatible way, Covey shows that it is possible to construct a unified theory of how the Inca heartland was transformed after AD 1000. R. Alan Covey is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University.


Restatements and Renewal

Author: Benjamin Frankel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135068216

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 1257

Realism has been the subject of critical scrutiny for some time and this examination aims to identify and define its strengths and shortcomings, making a contribution to the study of international relations.

The histories of Emperor Charles V

nationale Perspektiven von Persönlichkeit und Herrschaft

Author: C. Scott Dixon,Martina Fuchs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783402065747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

View: 969


A New Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged; with a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Words ... Illustrated with Engravings, Those on History Being from Original Drawings by Edwards and Others ...

Author: John Mason Good,Olinthus Gregory,Newton Bosworth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 2041

Handbook of European History, 1400-1600: Structures and assertions

Author: Thomas A. Brady,Heiko Augustinus Oberman,James D. Tracy

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company


Category: History

Page: 733

View: 1707

Handbook of European History, 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation gathers the best scholarship into an array of topical chapters that present current knowledge and thinking in ways useful to specialists and accessible to students and educated nonspecialists.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6606

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Charles V

Author: Otto Habsburg

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

View: 6236

Global Studies

Author: Mark Willner,Erwin M. Rosenfeld,George Hero

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812037982

Category: History

Page: 750

View: 9869

A region-by-region study of the peoples and cultures of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, providing historical backgrounds for each area and details on languages, religions, and economic, political, and social institutions