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The Resource Spain : the centre of the world, 1519-1682, Robert Goodwin

Spain : the centre of the world, 1519-1682, Robert Goodwin

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Spain : the centre of the world, 1519-1682
Title
Spain
Title remainder
the centre of the world, 1519-1682
Statement of responsibility
Robert Goodwin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Golden Age of the Spanish Empire would establish five centuries of Western supremacy across the globe and usher in an era of transatlantic exploration that eventually gave rise to the modern world. It was a time of discovery and adventure, of great political and social change--it was a time when Spain learned to rule the world. Assembling a spectacular cast of legendary characters like the Duke of Alba, El Greco, Miguel de Cervantes, and Diego Velázquez, Robert Goodwin brings the Spanish Golden Age to life with the vivid clarity and gripping narrative of an epic novel. From scholars and playwrights, to poets and soldiers, Goodwin is in complete command of the history of this tumultuous and exciting period. But the superstars alone will not tell the whole tale--Goodwin delves deep to find previously unrecorded sources and accounts of how Spain's Golden Age would unfold, and ultimately, unravel. Spain is a sweeping and revealing portrait of Spain at the height of its power and a world at the dawn of the modern age
Summary
Describes the Golden Age of the Spanish Empire, which saw discovery, adventure and sweeping political and social changes and was populated by legendary scholars, artists and soldiers—including the Duke of Alba, El Greco, Miguel de Cervantes and Diego Velazquez
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435497
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
946
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the center of the world 1519-1682
Label
Spain : the centre of the world, 1519-1682, Robert Goodwin
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Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2015"--Title-page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-567) and index
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Gold. The Age of Chivalry : Charles V. Realms of gold ; Holy Roman Emperor ; Isabella of Portugal ; Arms and letters : Garcilaso and Alba ; rule of law ; Death of the emperor -- The Age of Bureaucracy : Philip II. El Escorial and El Greco ; St Teresa, mystic poets, and the Inquisition ; The Netherlands : "the Great Bog of Europe" ; Portugal and the Duke of Alba ; Pirates, criminals, and tax collecting ; The Great Armada, 1588 -- Glitter. The Age of Peace : Philip III and the Duke of Lerma. The first modern novel, Don Quixote ; Moriscos and Catalans ; Holy Week : art and illusion ; Velázquez and Zurbarán ; Politics and poetry : Góngora and Quevedo -- The Age of Decline : Philip IV and the Count-Duke of Olivares. Drama : Olivares and Don Juan ; The Prince of Wales in Madrid ; Triumph and disaster ; Death and defeat
Control code
889164446
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xv, 587 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620403600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)889164446
Label
Spain : the centre of the world, 1519-1682, Robert Goodwin
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2015"--Title-page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-567) and index
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Gold. The Age of Chivalry : Charles V. Realms of gold ; Holy Roman Emperor ; Isabella of Portugal ; Arms and letters : Garcilaso and Alba ; rule of law ; Death of the emperor -- The Age of Bureaucracy : Philip II. El Escorial and El Greco ; St Teresa, mystic poets, and the Inquisition ; The Netherlands : "the Great Bog of Europe" ; Portugal and the Duke of Alba ; Pirates, criminals, and tax collecting ; The Great Armada, 1588 -- Glitter. The Age of Peace : Philip III and the Duke of Lerma. The first modern novel, Don Quixote ; Moriscos and Catalans ; Holy Week : art and illusion ; Velázquez and Zurbarán ; Politics and poetry : Góngora and Quevedo -- The Age of Decline : Philip IV and the Count-Duke of Olivares. Drama : Olivares and Don Juan ; The Prince of Wales in Madrid ; Triumph and disaster ; Death and defeat
Control code
889164446
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xv, 587 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620403600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)889164446

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