SUCCESS IS NEVER FINAL

EMPIRE, WAR, AND FAITH IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
By (author)GEOFFREY PARKER

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British politician Enoch Powell claimed that “all political lives end in failure” while, according to Winston Churchill, “success is never final.” In these brilliant essays on the history of Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Geoffrey Parker finds an unusual number of cases of defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. Parker examines three defining developments of the period – the decline of the Spanish empire, the emergence of modern warfare, and the rise of the Protestant Reformation – that demonstrate the paradox of success giving way to failure.

Success Is Never Final offers a rich and original view of the limits of power. Lucid, provocative and engaging, the book offers a stimulating collection of the work of one of the world’s leading historians.
ISBN: 0465054773
Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
Subtitle: EMPIRE, WAR, AND FAITH IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
Author: GEOFFREY PARKER

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0465054773

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2002

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411

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GEOFFREY PARKER is Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at Ohio State University, and previously held chairs at Yale University, The University of British Columbia, The University of Illinois, and St Andrews in Great Britain. He is author or editor of thirty books, including The Military Revolution and The Dutch Revolt. Most have appeared in many foreign translations. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Alfonso the Wise. He is currently writing a book about the world crisis of the seventeenth century. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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