The Resource Four princes : Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the obsessions that forged modern Europe, John Julius Norwich

Four princes : Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the obsessions that forged modern Europe, John Julius Norwich

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Four princes : Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the obsessions that forged modern Europe
Title
Four princes
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Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the obsessions that forged modern Europe
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John Julius Norwich
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Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the obsessions that forged modern Europe
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eng
Summary
"John Julius Norwich--who the Wall Street Journal called "the very model of a popular historian"--has crafted a big, bold tapestry of the early sixteenth century, when Europe and the Middle East were overshadowed by a quartet of legendary rulers, all born within a ten-year period: Francis I of France, the personification of the Renaissance, who became a highly influential patron of the arts and education. Henry VIII, who was not expected to inherit the throne but embraced the role with gusto, broke with the Roman Catholic Church and appointed himself head of the Church of England. Charles V, the most powerful and industrious man at the time, was unanimously elected Holy Roman Emperor. Suleiman the Magnificent stood apart as a Muslim, and brought the Ottoman Empire to its apogee of political, military, and economic power. Against the vibrant background of the Renaissance, these four men laid the foundations for modern Europe and the Middle East. Their relations shifted dramatically, from hostile and competitive to friendly and supportive, while they collectively impacted the culture, religion, and politics of their respective domains. With remarkable expertise and flair, John Julius Norwich delves into this fascinating slice of world history, bringing the past to vivid life. His engaging, distinctive blend of erudition and brio indelibly portrays four dynamic characters, their incredible achievements, and the colorful surroundings in which they lived, while deftly examining the influence that each one had on the reigns of the others."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.2/32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Four princes : Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the obsessions that forged modern Europe, John Julius Norwich
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Four princes : Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the obsessions that forged modern Europe, John Julius Norwich
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The hollow of their hands -- The flower and vigour of youth -- All is lost, save honour -- Enough, my son! -- Like a brother to the Sultan -- Noisome to our realm -- A reasonable regret -- Fray Carlos and "the drum of conquest" -- Worth celebrating
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24 cm
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Extent
xi, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802126634
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2017003328
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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illustrations (some color), maps
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