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Europe Divided, 1559 1598 (Fontana History of Europe)

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Europe Divided is a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to a complex age of movement and conflict. Professor Elliott's strong narrative takes account of political, economic and social developments and provides vivid portraits of the leading personalities of the era.
The book examines the hard lines of division in late sixteenth-century Europe: between a Protestant No
Published (first published 1968)
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Mar 09, 2014 Peter Johnston rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating examination of the Counter Reformation, the Spanish super power and the religious wars that kept France weak and drained the Spanish treasury. Of particular interest to readers from the Anglosphere is how vigorous, successful and clever Phillip II of Spain actually was, of how the defeat of the Armada was a disappointment, but not a crushing defeat for Spain and how ineffectual a military leader Francis Drake actually was.
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A commanding and meticulous view of the 16th century continent! I only read passages, and not the whole book. . . .
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Sir John Huxtable Elliott, FBA, who normally publishes as J. H. Elliott, is a historian of sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe specialising in Spanish history.
He is Regius Professor Emeritus at Oxford University, Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford and Trinity College, Cambridge, Fellow of the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, and holds Honorary doctorates from the Aut
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