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The Emperor Charles V: The Growth and Destiny of a Man and of a World-Empire

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Hardcover, 656 pages
Published December 28th 1965 by Jonathan Cape (first published 1939)
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Charles V wasn't just another king: he had the good and bad fortune to inherit a many-stranded dynasty that gave him monarchy over more of Europe than anyone else -- and forced him, as a devout Catholic, to confront the Protestant Reformation as it unfolded.

This masterpiece of historical biography isn't a popular book or a page-turner, but it offers a case study in the old school of German historical study. Clearly written and soberly considered, it is the product of many years of the most pains...more
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