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The Emperor Charles V

1st Edition

By Martyn Rady

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144 pages

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Charles V was elected Holy Roman Emperor and, until his death in 1558, he was to play a central role on the European political stage. The book is a clear introduction to the often confusing train of events in the first half of the sixteenth century. It looks at Charles's response to the Protestant Reformation in Germany; his efforts to retain the Netherlands under Habsburg control; his struggle with France for domination over Italy; and his attempts to check the expansion of Ottoman power in the Mediterranean.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES VII

GENEALOGY VIII

Part One: The Background 1

I THE BURGUNDIAN INHERITANCE 1

2 THE HABSBURGS AND SPAIN 5

3 THE PROSPECT OF GERMANY 9

Part Two: The Imperial Election ( 1519) 14

4 DISSOLVING HOPES 14

5 THE CAMPAIGN 16

Part Three: Consolidation 21

6 THE DIET OF WORMS (1521) 21

7 THE COMPACT OF BRUSSELS (1522) 25

8 THE NETHERLANDS 27

9 THE COMUNERO REVOLT 31

10 THE STRENGTHENING OF SPAIN 35

Part Four: Italy and the Lutherans 38

II THE IT ALlAN WARS 38

12 FERDINAND'S REGENCY 44

Part Five: The Standard-bearer 49

13 THE DUTIES OF EMPIRE 49

14 THE DIET OF AUGSBURG (1530) 54

15 THE POLITICS OF CONCILIATION 57

16 THE COLLOQUY OF REGENSBURG (1541) 62

17 BEYOND EUROPE 64

Part Six: War in Germany 67

18 FINANCE 67

19 THE DECISION TO FIGHT 72

20 THE SCHMALKALDIC WAR (1546-47) 78

v21 THE HOLLOW VICTORY 81

22 DEFEAT IN GERMANY 85

Part Seven: Succession and Abdication 89

Part Eight: Assessment - Charles and his

Biographers 94

Part Nine: Documents 98

CHRONOLOGY 116

MAPS 119

BIBLIOGRAPHY 123

INDEX

About the Author

Martyn Rady

About the Series

Seminar Studies

Each book in the Seminar Studies series provides a concise and reliable introduction to a wide range of complex historical events and debates, covering topics in British, European, US and world history from the early modern period to the present day. Written by acknowledged experts and including supporting material such as extracts from historical documents, chronologies, glossaries, guides to key figures and further reading suggestions, Seminar Studies titles are essential reading for students of history.

Almost half a century after its launch, the series continues to introduce students to the problems involved in explaining the past, giving them the opportunity to grapple with historical documents and encouraging them to reach their own conclusions. To submit proposals for new books in the Seminar Studies series, please contact the series editors:

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Gordon Martel: Gordon.Martel @ unbc.ca

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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HISTORY / General