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Count-Duke of Olivares: The Statesman in an Age of Decline (Revised)

Count-Duke of Olivares: The Statesman in an Age of Decline (Revised)

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  • J H Elliott
  • Yale University Press
  • Paperback
  • 9780300044997
  • 9.21 X 6.19 X 1.64 inches
  • 2.4 pounds
  • History > Europe - Spain & Portugal
  • English
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A masterful biography of Don Gaspar de Guzm�n, Count Duke of Olivares--righthand advisor to Spain's Philip IV, archrival of Cardinal Richelieu, and a central figure in seventeenth-century Europe. Written by the eminent historian J. H. Elliott and based on many original sources, this elegant book is a landmark in the study of a man and an age.
A monument of scholarship almost unique in our time. ... Professor Elliott has written what must rank as the finest biography ever written on a Spanish statesman.--Raymond Carr, New York Review of Books
A wonderful life of Olivares and his time. ... An exceptional biography.--Harold Stone, New York Times Book Review
One of the outstanding works of Spanish historical scholarship written this century.--Henry Kamen, Times Literary Supplement
A perfect blend of biography and history, which brilliantly evokes both the man his milieu. The research is prodigious, the exposition is on the grandest scale, and the book is as much a delight to handle as it is to read.--David Cannadine, New Society
Winner of the 1986 Wolfson Prize in History
J. H. Elliott is professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He is the author of numerous books, including, Spain and its World 1500-1700 and, with Jonathan Brown, A Palace for a King: The Buen Retiro and the Court of Philip IV.
Count-Duke of Olivares: The Statesman in an Age of Decline (Revised)

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Sir John Elliott is a historian of Spain, Europe and the Americas in the early modern period. He graduated in history at Trinity College Cambridge, of which he was a Fellow from 1954-68, and is now an Honorary Fellow. Subsequently he was Professor of History at King's College, London, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, before being appointed Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, a post from which he retired in 1997. 

He is a winner of the Wolfson Prize and the Balzan Prize for early modern history, and was knighted for his services to history in 1994. A winner of the Prince of Asturias Prize, he has been decorated by the Spanish government, and is a trustee of the Prado Museum. 

His honorary doctorates include Cambridge, London, Brown University, and several Spanish universities, and he is an honorary fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. His most recent work, Scots and Catalans (2018) is a comparative history of Scotland and Catalonia from the Middle Ages to the end of 2017.

 

Source: The British Academy 

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