Spain 1474–1598

Author: Jocelyn Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136759085

Category: History

Page: 160

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The rise of Spain from obscurity to the position of one of Europe's greatest powers is centrally important in the history of Western Europe in the sixteenth century. Spain 1474–1598 explores key themes including the unification of Spain and the domestic and foreign policies of each of the monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, Charles V and Philip II. This book also examines whether the sixteenth century was a 'golden century' for Spain culturally with its art and literature, as well as its society and economy.

Spain 1474-1700

The Triumphs and Tribulations of Empire

Author: Colin Pendrill

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435327330

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 300

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Containing sample exam questions at both AS and A2 levels, this text shows students what makes a good answer and why it scores high marks. It helps students grasp the difference between a GCSE and an A-level mark in history.

Imperial Spain 1469-1716

Author: J. H Elliott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141925574

Category: History

Page: 448

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The story of Spain's rise to greatness from its humble beginnings as one of the poorest and most marginal of European countries is a remarkable and dramatic one. With the marriage of Ferdinand & Isabella, the final expulsion of the Moslems and the discovery of America, Spain took on a seemingly unstoppable dynamism that made it into the world's first global power. This amazing success however created many powerful enemies and Elliott's famous book charts the dramatic fall of Habsburg Spain with the same elan as it charts the rise.

The Emperor Charles V

Author: Martyn Rady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131788082X

Category: History

Page: 144

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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.

Access to History

Spain 1469-1598 Second Edition

Author: Jill Kilsby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471838095

Category:

Page: 160

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Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series' combination of in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A Level History students. Spain 1469-1598 Second Edition supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A Level History specifications. - Contains authoritative and engaging content. - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians. - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt. This book is suitable for a variety of courses including: AQA: Spain, 1469-1556 Edexcel: The Golden Age of Spain, 1474-1598 OCR: Spain, 1469-1556

Aspects of Western Civilization

Problems and Sources in History

Author: Perry M. Rogers

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205708321

Category: History

Page: 437

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This reader is appropriate as a main text or a supplementary text for introductory-level survey courses in Western Civilization and European History and Civilization. Aspects of Western Civilization : Problems and Sources in History, Volume 2, 7/e, challenges students with basic questions regarding historical development, human nature, moral action, and practical necessity. This collection of diverse primary sources explores a wide variety of issues and is organized around seven major themes: the Power Structure, Social and Spiritual Values, the Institution and the Individual, Imperialism, Revolution and Historical Transition, the Varieties of Truth, and Women in History.

Caliphs and Kings

Spain, 796-1031

Author: Roger Collins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0631181849

Category: History

Page: 314

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Roger Collins, a leading historian, investigates a time in Spanish history known for its multi-religious society - when Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in apparent harmony - revealing a fuller, more complex picture of this fascinating period. Presents new ideas and interpretations of a fascinating yet much misunderstood period of Spanish and Islamic history A broad and complex treatment of the tenure of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain Debunks myths and investigates the historiography of existing scholarship of the period

Access to History: Spain 1469-1598 Second Edition

Author: Jill Kilsby

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471838102

Category: Study Aids

Page: 216

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Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - AQA: Spain in the Age of Discovery 1469-1598 - Edexcel: The Golden Age of Spain, 1474-1598 - OCR: Spain 1469-1556

Hitler and Nazi Germany

Author: Stephen J. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135691444

Category: History

Page: 230

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Hitler and Nazi Germany provides a concise introduction to Hitler’s rise to power and Nazi domestic and foreign policies through to the end of the Second World War. Combining narrative, the views of different historians, interpretation and a selection of sources, this book provides a concise introduction and study aid for students. This second edition has been extensively revised and expanded and includes new chapters on the Nazi regime, the SS and Gestapo, and the Second World War. Expanded background narratives provide a solid understanding of the period and the analyses and sources have been updated throughout to help students engage with recent historiography and form their own interpretation of events.

The Renaissance

Author: Jocelyn Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203981774

Category: History

Page: 144

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The Renaissance presents the panorama of Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, exploring such themes as: the origins and causes of humanism Renaissance monarchies the Reformation geographical exploration science artistic movements. The book includes narrative introductions to each issue, views of major historians, interpretations, analysis and evaluation of primary sources.

Access to History: Bolshevik and Stalinist Russia 1917-64 for AQA Fifth Edition

Author: Michael Lynch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471838161

Category: Study Aids

Page: 192

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Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - AQA: Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-1953

The Weimar Republic

Author: Stephen J. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134721099

Category: History

Page: 215

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The Weimar Republic provides a comprehensive introduction to Germany in the aftermath of the First World War. Exploring themes including the formation of the Republic, the impact of the Treaty of Versailles and the Republic’s problems and achievements, it is an invaluable study guide. This second edition includes two new chapters: the first looks at the Chancellors and Presidents of the Republic, the second assesses the career of Gustav Stresemann. It also contains a timeline and updated analysis to enhance readers’ understanding of events and controversies. Integrating historical interpretation, exam-style questions, and evaluation of sources, this book provides students with a clear understanding and a foundation for examination success.

The Contest of Christian and Muslim Spain 1031 - 1157

Author: Bernard F. Reilly

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631199649

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book is the first account of the period to consider both Christian and Muslim Spain. The author discusses the various societies, cultures and governments of Muslim and Christian Iberia in the centuries of their critical confrontation. Beginning with the disintegration of the caliphate at Cordoba in the early eleventh century, the book traces the decline of the Muslim taifa states, and describes and explains their conquest, first by the Murabit, and then the Muwahhid fundamentalist Muslim empires of North Africa. Bernard Reilly describes the rising Christian kingdoms of Leon-Castilla, Aragon, Barcelona and Portugal and shows how they were engaged in a struggle on several fronts. As they vied with one another for control of the old Islamic stronghold of the center and north, they were also in continuous conflict with the Murabit and Muwahhid rulers, while striving to come to terms with the French, the Papacy and the Italian maritime powers.

A Short History of Spain

Author: Mary Platt Parmele

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596058595

Category: History

Page: 188

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At the time of the sacking of Rome, this Gothic prince fell in love with Placidia, the sister of the Emperor Honorius; and after the fashion of his people, carried her away as his captive; not an unwilling one, we suspect, for we learn of her great devotion to her brave, strong wooer, with blond hair and blue eyes. Ataulf took his fair prize to the city of Narbonne in southern France, and made her his Queen. But when Constantius, a disappointed Roman lover of Placidia's, instigated Honorius to send an army against him and his Goths, he withdrew into Spain, and established his court with its rude splendor in the ancient city of Barcelona. -from Chapter V With a verve and liveliness worthy of a novelist, American writer MARY PLATT PARMELE (1843-1911) put her unique stamp on world history with her series of clever, concise histories, condensed tales of the world's great nations that encompassed the essential facts necessary for appreciating the state of the world as she saw it. With this book, first published in 1898 and updated in 1908, she introduces American readers to the dramatic past of the peoples and nation of Spain. From the "adventurous Phenicians" who put their mark on Iberia as early as 1300 B.C. to the contentious relationship between Spain and the U.S. during much of the 19th century, this is the exhilarating tale of a country newly joined in great friendship with America as the 20th century dawned. OF INTEREST TO: readers of European and classical history Parmele's books available from Cosimo Classics include: * The Evolution of an Empire: A Brief Historical Sketch of France * The Evolution of an Empire: A Brief Historical Sketch of the United States * A Short History of France * A Short History of Germany * A Short History of Rome and Italy * A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland

British Foreign and Imperial Policy 1865–1919

Author: Graham Goodlad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134630182

Category: History

Page: 128

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British Foreign and Imperial Policy explores Britains role in International Affairs from the age of Gladstone and Disraeli to the end of the First World War, exploring such themes as Britain's involvement in the Scramble for Africa, the Anglo-Boer War, the foreign policy of Lord Salisbury and the prospects for Britain and the Empire at the end of the First World War.

A Military History of the Ottomans: From Osman to Ataturk

From Osman to Ataturk

Author: Mesut Uyar Ph.D.,Edward J. Erickson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031305603X

Category: History

Page: 379

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The Ottoman Army had a significant effect on the history of the modern world and particularly on that of the Middle East and Europe. This study, written by a Turkish and an American scholar, is a revision and corrective to western accounts because it is based on Turkish interpretations, rather than European interpretations, of events. As the world's dominant military machine from 1300 to the mid-1700's, the Ottoman Army led the way in military institutions, organizational structures, technology, and tactics. In decline thereafter, it nevertheless remained a considerable force to be counted in the balance of power through 1918. From its nomadic origins, it underwent revolutions in military affairs as well as several transformations which enabled it to compete on favorable terms with the best of armies of the day. This study tracks the growth of the Ottoman Army as a professional institution from the perspective of the Ottomans themselves, by using previously untapped Ottoman source materials. Additionally, the impact of important commanders and the role of politics, as these affected the army, are examined. The study concludes with the Ottoman legacy and its effect on the Republic and modern Turkish Army. This is a study survey that combines an introductory view of this subject with fresh and original reference-level information. Divided into distinct periods, Uyar and Erickson open with a brief overview of the establishment of the Ottoman Empire and the military systems that shaped the early military patterns. The Ottoman army emerged forcefully in 1453 during the siege of Constantinople and became a dominant social and political force for nearly two hundred years following Mehmed's capture of the city. When the army began to show signs of decay during the mid-seventeenth century, successive Sultans actively sought to transform the institution that protected their power. The reforms and transformations that began frist in 1606successfully preserved the army until the outbreak of the Ottoman-Russian War in 1876. Though the war was brief, its impact was enormous as nationalistic and republican strains placed increasing pressure on the Sultan and his army until, finally, in 1918, those strains proved too great to overcome. By 1923, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk emerged as the leader of a unified national state ruled by a new National Parliament. As Uyar and Erickson demonstrate, the old army of the Sultan had become the army of the Republic, symbolizing the transformation of a dying empire to the new Turkish state make clear that throughout much of its existence, the Ottoman Army was an effective fighting force with professional military institutions and organizational structures.

Spain in the Reigns of Isabella and Ferdinand, 1474-1516

Author: Geoffrey Woodward

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340688526

Category: Spain

Page: 119

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This is an examination of the reigns of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. The chapters offer a structured analysis of the political, social, economic, religious and foreign affairs of the Catholic monarchs. The author also considers their successes and failures, and the diverse natures of their kingdoms which prevented a state of national unity from developing in the Iberian peninsula. The text provides a selection of source material, summary diagrams, and advice for students on note-taking and examination skills.