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Emperor Charles V, impresario of war : campaign strategy, international finance, and domestic politics

Author: James D Tracy
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Emperor Charles V (1500-1558) asserted his princely authority by deciding at times to lead his own armies to war, despite the misgivings of advisers. But because Europe's wars were fought with money borrowed against future revenues, even an emperor had to share power with his bankers and his parliaments. This book examines all three dimensions of European warfare. Charles's role as commander in chief is evaluated
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Charles, Holy Roman Emperor; Charles, Holy Roman Emperor; Charles, empereur germanique; Karl, Römisch-Deutsches Reich Kaiser V.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James D Tracy
ISBN: 0521814316 9780521814317
OCLC Number: 49383517
Description: xvi, 344 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Strategy and Finance. 1. The Grand Strategy of Charles V. 2. The Habsburg-Valois Struggle: Italy, 1515-1528. 3. The Search for Revenue, I: The Hard Roads of Fiscal Reform. 4. The Search for Revenue, II: Parliamentary Subsidies. 5. The Search for Credit: Charles and His Bankers --
Pt. 2. Impresario of War: Charles's Campaigns, 1529-1552. 6. Finding Uses for an Army: Charles in Italy, 1529-1530. 7. Crusades in Austria and the Mediterranean, 1532-1535. 8. Failures in Provence and at Prevesa and Algiers, 1536-1541. 9. Charles's Grand Plan, 1543-1544. 10. The First Schmalkaldic War, 1546-1547. 11. The Second Schmalkaldic War and the Assault on Metz, 1552
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