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Professor Parker's lectures continue Baylor's tradition of publishing first-rate scholarly presentations of some of the world's finest historians. Often in the past, the Edmondson Lectures have tended to fall into one of two distinct categories: they either conveyed the results of recent historical research, or they constituted a synthesis of a scholar's lifetime work on aProfessor Parker's lectures continue Baylor's tradition of publishing first-rate scholarly presentations of some of the world's finest historians. Often in the past, the Edmondson Lectures have tended to fall into one of two distinct categories: they either conveyed the results of recent historical research, or they constituted a synthesis of a scholar's lifetime work on a subject of major historical importance. Professor Parker's lectures combine the two approaches in a masterful way as he analyzes the manner in which Philip II of Spain managed his global Empire while being driven—and tragically handicapped—by an overpowering messianic complex. Parker's lectures combine the most profound insights with a lucidity of presentation.About the Author:Geoffrey Parker is the Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at Ohio State University. A graduate of Cambridge University (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.), Parker has taught at St. Andrews University, the University of Illinois, and Yale University. He is the author of eleven books, part author of two, and editor of another thirteen. Among his books are: Philip II; Europe in Crisis, 1598-1659; The Spanish Armada; and The Grand Strategy of Philip II....

Title : The World Is Not Enough: The Imperial Vision of Philip II of Spain
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ISBN : 9780918954770
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Number of Pages : 68 Pages
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  • Scott
    2019-01-11 01:26

    This was a good overview of how Philip II thought about his reign. He was devout and also saw himself as a key instrument in God's design for the advancement of the Catholic faith, identifying his own plans closely with God's. Parker contends that his empire was so massive that it could not be adequately defended, and that Philip's absolute belief that his cause and God's were the same harmed his ability to make realistic plans.