In this brilliant and provocative study, renowned historian Geoffrey Parker traces the rise and fall of global empires, the impact of mass warfare and limits to religious growth in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe.
He ranges from the dramatic rise and fall of Philip II's Spanish superpower to William of Orange's invasion of England; from Elizabethan espionage and treason to the spread of Protestantism; from the "etiquette of atrocity" in early modern Europe. All reveal what the short-lived triumphs and devastating failures of this period can tell us about today's world.
- Publication Date:
- 10 / 06 / 2003
- 129 x 198mm