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Kamen, Henry

Works: 141 works in 973 publications in 5 languages and 27,296 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Church history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Editor
Classifications: BX1735, B
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Most widely held works by Henry Kamen
The Spanish Inquisition : a historical revision by Henry Kamen ( Book )
94 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the sixteenth century, the Spanish inquisition has been synonymous with terror, bigotry, and persecution. In this book, a renowned historian sweeps away old misconceptions and presents a new view of this notorious and fascinating period." "Henry Kamen reassesses the significance and consequences of the expulsion of the Jews and also argues that there is little evidence for the alleged Jewishness of the conversos who were the Inquisition's first victims. He presents a major revision of the impact of blood purity prejudices on Spanish society, revises the figures given for execution of heretics by the tribunal, and examines the amount of Spanish persecution in the context of executions in neighboring countries. He gives a completely new picture of the infamous censorship system, showing it to be much less effective than is often presented, and he investigates the role played by foreign propaganda in the creation of the diabolic image of the Inquisition."--BOOK JACKET
Philip of Spain by Henry Kamen ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book, published four hundred years after Philip's death, is the first full-scale biography of the king. Placing him within the social, cultural, religious and regional context of his times, it presents a startling new picture of his character and reign. Drawing on Philip's unpublished correspondence and on many other archival sources, Henry Kamen reveals much about Philip the youth, the man, the husband, the father, the frequently troubled Christian and the king. Kamen finds that Philip was a cosmopolitan prince whose extensive experience of northern Europe broadened his cultural imagination and tastes, whose staunchly conservative ideas were far from being illiberal and fanatical, whose religious attitudes led him to accept a practical coexistence with Protestants and Jews, and whose support for Las Casas and other defenders of the Indians in America helped determine government policy. Shedding completely new light on most aspects of Philip's private life and, in consequence, on his public actions, this book is the definitive portrayal of Philip II
Who's who in Europe, 1450-1750 by Henry Kamen ( )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Between 1450 and 1750 Europe underwent tremendous political, religious and cultural change - change which laid the foundations for the Europe we know today. Henry Kamen has here compiled an accessible biographical guide to Europe in this most exciting of periods - the time of the Renaissance and the Reformation, the time of daVinci and Erasmus, Elizabeth I and Oliver Cromwell." "In over a thousand entries, which take in the whole of Europe and cover politics, culture, religion and science, Professor Kamen and his international contributors, all experts in their field, shed new light on the key players in this extraordinarily rich and formative period of history."--BOOK JACKET
The age of expansion : Europe and the world, 1559-1660 by H. R Trevor-Roper ( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early modern European society by Henry Kamen ( )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Early Modern European Society surveys the sweeping changes affecting Europe from the end of the fifteenth century to the early decades of the eighteenth century. More than simply a factual survey, this book conveys an imaginative understanding of the salient characteristics of society throughout pre-industrial Europe, from Italy and Spain to Poland and Russia." "Included are discussions of: european identities, frontiers and language; leisure, work and migration; population change; religion, ritual and witchcraft; the aristocracy, the bourgeoisie and the poor; gender roles; and social discipline and absolutism."--BOOK JACKET
Spain, 1469-1714 : a society of conflict by Henry Kamen ( Book )
49 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This third edition of Henry Kamen's authoritative survey of the Golden Age of Spanish politics and civilisation expands the coverage of themes, brings the author's extensive research up to date and includes a full chronology of events."--BOOK JACKET
Empire : how Spain became a world power, 1492-1763 by Henry Kamen ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How did a barren, thinly populated country, somewhat isolated from the rest of Europe, establish itself as the world's first superpower? Henry Kamen's impressive new book offers a fresh and highly original answer. Empire is a global survey of the two and a half centuries, from the late fifteenth to the mid-eighteenth, in which the Spaniards established the most extensive empire the world had ever known, ranging from Naples and the Netherlands to the Philippines. Unlike previous accounts, which have presented the empire as a direct consequence of Spanish power, this provocative work of history emphasizes the inability of Spain to run an imperial enterprise by itself. The role of conquest was deceptive. Spain's rise to power was actually made possible by the collaboration of international business interests, including Italian financiers, German technicians and Dutch traders, in the task of setting up networks of contact ranging across the oceans. At the height of its apparent power, the Spanish empire was in reality a global enterprise in which non-Spaniards-Portuguese, Basque, Aztec, Genoese, Chinese, Flemish, West African, Incan and Neapolitan-played an essential role. It is this vast diversity of resources and people, which included many of its greatest adventurers and soldiers, that made Spain's power so overwhelming. There is no better account in English of this time. Henry Kamen's book provides a highly relevant analysis of the origins and nature of imperial power, and of global economic activity. Challenging, persuasive and unique in its thesis, Empire explores Spain's complex impact on world history with admirable clarity and intelligence."--Dust jacket
The iron century; social change in Europe, 1550-1660 by Henry Kamen ( Book )
28 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the interlude; poems, 1945-1960 by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak ( Book )
12 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'Includes the poems of Doctor Zhivago, and the full text of the cycle When the skies clear (Kogda razgulyaetsya)'"
Philip V of Spain : the king who reigned twice by Henry Kamen ( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Philip V, who reluctantly assumed the Spanish throne in 1700, was the first of the Bourbon dynasty which continues to rule Spain today. His 46-year reign, briefly curtailed in 1724 when he abdicated in favour of his short-lived son, Louis I, was one of the most important in the country's history. This account is the first biography of Philip V in English." "Drawing on contemporary opinion and fresh archival sources, Kamen discusses Philip's character, decisions and policies. He offers a new assessment of the king's illness (which led earlier historians to view Philip as mad) and re-evaluates the role of his two wives. Kamen's account of Philip as king also provides an essential introduction to the study of early eighteenth-century Spain and the Bourbon monarchy."--BOOK JACKET
Inquisition and society in Spain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Henry Kamen ( Book )
22 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The War of Succession in Spain, 1700-15 by Henry Kamen ( Book )
15 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise of toleration by Henry Kamen ( Book )
11 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The disinherited : exile and the making of Spanish culture, 1492-1975 by Henry Kamen ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the role of exiles in the evolution of Spanish culture traces the contributions of the Spanish state's racial minorities and dissidents over the course of five hundred years, arguing that Spanish exiles became universal products of their changed culture
Golden Age Spain by Henry Kamen ( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For over a century Spain controlled the greatest empire the world had ever seen, and its collapse provoked, both then as it does now, a range of analyses over which there has been little agreement. In the second edition of this text, Henry Kamen asks: was the Golden Age of Spain in the sixteenth century actually an illusion? By examining some of the key issues involved, Kamen offers a balanced discussion of this fundamental question."--BOOK JACKET
Spain in the later seventeenth century, 1665-1700 by Henry Kamen ( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A concise history of Spain by Henry Kamen ( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Escorial : art and power in the Renaissance by Henry Kamen ( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The phoenix and the flame : Catalonia and the Counter Reformation by Henry Kamen ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In sixteenth-century Europe, culture and religious belief were so enmeshed that they informed and underpinned every act, however mundane, of every ordinary man or woman. But while the Reformation is acknowledged to have brought revolutionary change to Western society, the people of Catholic Europe have usually been regarded as little affected. Spain, in particular, is supposed to have escaped the winds of change entirely. Now, by considering the life of one small, but lively and distinctive, rural community - the Catalan village of Mediona - and the broader Mediterranean society of which it was part, Henry Kamen shows that, in fact, the Counter Reformation led to powerful changes in the dally life, belief and culture of the common people. Drawing exclusively on unpublished documents and on the wealth of books published during the period, the author looks at the popular culture of Catalan Spain, at the changes wrought by the Counter Reformation, at administrative reforms, the place of the community in religious belief, attempts to change popular festivities and celebrations, the far-reaching innovations in marriage and sexuality, the role of the Inquisition and of the Jesuits, the problem of witchcraft, and the impact of new ideas - introduced from abroad - on local language and the printed word. This pioneering study, the first of its kind on any Catholic society of the pre-industrial period, offers important new perspectives on the basis of the evidence for Catalonia, Spain's most vital and individual province. Kamen's Catalonia was a traditional society in which official dogma and morality played little part in everyday life, in which church marriage and the concept of Purgatory were little known, a society where control by the Inquisition was scorned, and extensive freedom of the Press survived. By contemplating popular religion and culture from the bottom rather than from the top, Henry Kamen offers new insights into an epoch normally studied and assessed only in the light of great political events, and presents a wholly original vision of culture and society in Golden Age Spain
The Duke of Alba by Henry Kamen ( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this re-evaluation, Henry Kamen narrates the duke's personal history, looking beyond the conventional image to reveal motives and to explain rather than simply to condemn. Kamen examines the early years of Alba's life, his travels over the whole of Europe, and the complex military and political career that made him Spain's leading general of the imperial age. Drawing on the duke's rich and expressive surviving correspondence, Kamen explores Alba's beliefs and considers his infamous actions within the contexts of this time and of the monarchs - Emperor Charles V and King Philip II of Spain - whom he served."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
Kamen, Henri 1936-
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