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

James D. Tracy

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. Since 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 2002 book examines all three dimensions of European warfare. Charles's role as commander-in-chief is evaluated by measuring the strategic aims of his personal campaigns. The process by which bankers took control of the finances of the Habsburg lands becomes clear from an examination of where the money came from to pay for Charles's campaigns. Finally, a comparison of the realms that provided most of Charles's revenues - Castile, Naples, and three Low Countries provinces - shows how some parliamentary bodies, if not all, successfully pursued long-term local interests by exploiting the dynasty's need for money.

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  • List of illustrations
  • List of tables
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Strategy and Finance: 1. The grand strategy of Charles V
  • 2. The Habsburg-Valois struggle: Italy 1515-28
  • 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
  • Part II. Impresario of War: Charles's Campaigns, 1529-52
  • 6. Finding uses for an army: Charles in Italy, 1529-30
  • 7. Crusades in Austria and the Mediterranean, 1532-5
  • 8. Failures in Provence and at Prevesa and Algiers, 1536-41
  • 9. Charles's Grand Plan, 1543-4
  • 10. The first Schmalkaldic War, 1546-7
  • 11. The second Schmalkaldic War and the assault on Metz, 1552
  • Part III. War Taxation: Parliaments of the Core Provinces of the Low Countries, Naples, and Castile
  • 12. Fiscal devolution and war taxation in the Low Countries
  • 13. Baronial politics and war finances in the Kingdom of Naples
  • 14. Town autonomy, Noble magistrates, and war taxation in Castile
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Emperor Charles V, impresario of war : campaign strategy, international finance, and domestic politics
著作者等 Tracy, James D.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2002
ページ数 xvi, 344 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521814316
NCID BA59924139
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス