By Geoffrey Parker
Philip II isn't just the main well-known king in Spanish historical past, yet essentially the most well-known monarchs in English background: the fellow who married Mary Tudor and later introduced the Spanish Armada opposed to her sister Elizabeth I. This compelling biography of the main strong eu monarch of his day starts along with his belief (1526) and ends along with his ascent to Paradise (1603), occurrences strangely good documented via contemporaries. Eminent historian Geoffrey Parker attracts on 4 many years of analysis on Philip in addition to a up to date, awesome archival discovery—a trove of 3,000 files within the vaults of the Hispanic Society of the United States in long island urban, unread on account that crossing Philip’s personal table greater than 4 centuries in the past. a lot of them swap considerably what we all know concerning the king.
The booklet examines Philip’s lengthy apprenticeship; his 3 primary pursuits (work, play, and religion); and the foremost political, army, and private demanding situations he confronted in the course of his lengthy reign. Parker deals clean insights into the motives of Philip’s management disasters: was once his empire just too substantial to regulate, or might a monarch with various skills and temperament have fared larger?
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38 FIGURE 1. ” Clemens deleted the epigraph shown here—two stanzas from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám—and “From Chapter II” when revising the forty-four-page typescript (now lost) that was made from the manuscript; they are therefore omitted from the present text. Two notes at the top were written by Paine: “Vienna | 1897–8” and “no 109” (a filing designation). Rosamond Chapman, DeVoto’s assistant, wrote “Publ. Auto, 81ff”—where Paine published the text. Clemens’s unsettled attitude toward his “unfinished” autobiography is clear, but not readily explained.
As from the Grave 1904 The Florentine Dictations [John Hay] Notes on “Innocents Abroad” [Robert Louis Stevenson and Thomas Bailey Aldrich] [Villa di Quarto] 1906 Autobiographical Dictations, January–March 9 January 7 February 8 March 10 January 8 February 9 March 11 January 9 February 12 March 12 January 12 February 14 March 13 January 13 February 15 March 15 January 14 February 16 March 16 January 15 February 20 March 17 January 16 February 21 March 18 January 20 February 22 March 19 January 21 February 23 March 23 January 22 February 26 March 24 January 23 February 27 March 1 February 26 February 28 March 2 February 5 March 29 March 5 February 6 March 30 March 6 February 7 March ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Intensive editorial work on the Autobiography of Mark Twain began some six years ago and will continue for several more years.
Fischer, Victor, 1942– IV. Frank, Michael B. V. Goetz, Sharon K. VI. Myrick, Leslie Diane. VII. Bancroft Library. VIII. Title. 48–1992 (R 1997) (Permanence of Paper). Editorial work for this volume has been supported by a generous gift to the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library from the KORET FOUNDATION and by matching and outright grants from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, an independent federal agency. Without that support, this volume could not have been produced. The Mark Twain Project at the University of California, Berkeley, gratefully acknowledges generous support from the following, for editorial work on the Autobiography of Mark Twain and for the acquisition of important new documents: The University of California, Berkeley, Class of 1958 Members of the Mark Twain Luncheon Club The Barkley Fund The Mark Twain Foundation The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Lawrence E.