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Pid and indolent Henry Kamen demonstrates here however that the king initiated significant developments in politics imperial policy finance government and military affairs that laid the basis of the modern Spanish state Philip also encouraged literature the creative arts and music in ways that brought Spanish culture closer in touch with the rest of Europe and he dealt authoritatively with issues concerning the autonomy of the provinces of Sp A really interesting read When I first read the book I didn t have much knowledge on the subject other than a broad overview of European history of the time What I really liked about the book was that the style isn t dry and holds your attention However I did find that sections in the book could be a bit long at timesThe author does a good job at developing Philip as a person We see him as a young man thrusted into the throne of a nation he does not know or speak its language with a complex system of government Almost immediately after being put in this strange land he has t Annie politics imperial Back Alley Slut policy finance government and military affairs that laid the basis of the modern Spanish state Philip also encouraged literature the creative arts and music in ways that brought Spanish culture closer in touch with the rest of Europe and he dealt authoritatively with issues concerning the autonomy of the The Collected Works Of Dr Patrick Carnes provinces of Sp A really interesting read When I first read the book I didn t have much knowledge on the subject other than a broad overview of European history of the time What I really liked about the book was that the style isn t dry and holds your attention However I did find that sections in the book could be a bit long at timesThe author does a good job at developing Philip as a Revolution In Manufacturing person We see him as a young man thrusted into the throne of a nation he does not know or speak its language with a complex system of government Almost immediately after being Longing Orgasmic Texas Dawn 2 put in this strange land he has t

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Philip V of Spain

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 highly readable account is the first biography of Philip V in English Previous writing on Philip has been largely negative dismissing him as comic stu Interesting biography of a very French prince grandson of Louis XIV who ruled as the first Bourbon King of Spain in the first half of the 18th century Philip was earnest and hard working and took the interests of his new dominion to heart but in his adulthood he was plagued with a severe mental illness which the author Kamen believes credibly to have been bi polar disorder As a result of his often debilitating episodes the King s efforts to steer Spain toward a financially sound future were significantly hindered The personal was the political even in the 18th centuryTo help

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Ain and the role of the monarchy itself 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 evaluates positively the role of his two wives Kamen's account of Philip as king provides an essential introduction to the study of early eighteenth century Spain and the Bourbon monarc Traditionally historians have viewed Philip V the first Bourbon king of Spain as either mentally ill or else completely dominated by his second wife Italian born Elizabeth Farnese But Henry Kamen a historian with the Higher Council for Scientific Research in Barcelona portrays Philip in a positive light While admitting that the King s bipolar disorder had a decidedly negative impact on his ability to effectively control the government and the court Kamen also argues that Philip despite his health issues both physical and mental worked to revive the economy culture and gover


5 thoughts on “Philip V of Spain

  1. says:

    Interesting biography of a very French prince grandson of Louis XIV who ruled as the first Bourbon King of Spain in the first half of the 18th century Philip was earnest and hard working and took the interests of his new dominion to

  2. says:

    A really interesting read When I first read the book I didn't have much knowledge on the subject other than a broad overview of European history of the time What I really liked about the book was that the style isn't dry and holds your attention However I did find that sections in the book could be a bit long at timesThe author does a good job at developing Philip as a person We see him as a young man thrusted into the throne of a

  3. says:

    Traditionally historians have viewed Philip V the first Bourbon king of Spain as either mentally ill or else completely dominated by his second wife Italian born Elizabeth Farnese But Henry Kamen a historian with the Higher Council for Scientific Research in Barcelona portrays Philip in a positive light While admitting that the K

  4. says:

    This is the second biography I've read by Henry Kamen I also read his Philip II and I really enjoy his writing L

  5. says:

    One of my favorite books In Philip the first Bourbon king of Spain many of us can find inspiration He was a man who accomplished so much in spite of crippling anxiety and paranoia Surprisingly I found myself rooting for him in the end

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