Ferdinand II, Counter-Reformation Emperor, 1578-1637

Ferdinand II, Counter-Reformation Emperor, 1578-1637


Emperor Ferdinand II (1619-1637) stands proud as a vital determine within the Counter-Reformation in crucial Europe, a number one participant within the Thirty Years warfare, an important ruler within the consolidation of the Habsburg monarchy, and the emperor who reinvigorated the workplace after its decline lower than his predecessors. this is often the 1st biography of Ferdinand for the reason that a long-outdated one written in German in 1978 and the 1st ever in English. It seems to be at his reign as territorial ruler of internal Austria from 1598 till his election as emperor and particularly on the impact of his mom, the ambitious Archduchess Maria, that allows you to comprehend his later guidelines as emperor. This booklet makes a speciality of the consistency of his regulations and the profound impression of faith on his regulations all through his occupation. It additionally follows the competition at court docket among those that favourite consolidation of the Habsburg lands and those that aimed for enlargement within the empire, in addition to among those that preferred a militant non secular coverage and those that endorsed a reasonable one.

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