A study of the reign of Charles V constructed around a biographical framework and looking at his role in the German Reformation, the establishment of the state of the Netherlands, the formation of the Spanish overseas empire and the Habsburg-Valois rivalry in Italy.
Charles V was elected Holy Roman Emperor and, until his death in 1558, he was to play a central role on the European political stage. The book is a clear introduction to the often confusing train of events in the first half of the sixteenth century. It looks at Charles's response to the Protestant Reformation in Germany; his efforts to retain the Netherlands under Habsburg control; his struggle with France for domination over Italy; and his attempts to check the expansion of Ottoman power in the Mediterranean.
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Part 1 The background: the Burgundian inheritance; the Habsburgs and Spain; the prospect of Germany. Part 2 The imperial election (1519): dissolving hopes; the campaign. Part 3 Consolidation: the Diet of Worms (1521); the Compact of Brussels (1522); the Netherlands; the Comunero Revolt; the strengthening of Spain. Part 4 Italy and the Lutherans: the Italian wars; Ferdinand's regency. Part 5 The standard-bearer: the duties of empire; the Diet of Augsburg (1530); the politics of conciliation; the Colloquy of Regensburg (1541); beyond Europe. Part 6 War in Germany: finance; the decision to fight; the Schmalkaldic War (1546-47); the hollow victory; defeat in Germany. Part 7: succession and abdication. Part 8: Assessment - Charles and his biographers. Part 9: Documents.
The Emperor Charles V by Martyn Rady
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