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World Without End The Global Empire of Philip II Free download ✓ 9 Û Following Rivers of Gold and The Golden Age World Without End is the conclusion of a magisterial three volume history of the Spanish Empire by Hugh Thomas its foremost worldwide authority World Without End tells the story of life in a conueredItory that stretched from Cuba to Peru and of the final conuests of the greatest empire that the world had then seen since the fall of Rome 1000 years before By the time of Philip II's death and after his startling decision made in his final years. The author made the egregious error of defending the Spanish empire instead of describing it By the end he suggested that Spanish rule would have been less devastating to China than other regimes for reasons I put up with the author's idiosyncrasies in the previous books because he was an informative storyteller but this volume had few redeeming features The author spent too much space on inconseuential details and not enough on important ones For example he devoted 2 chapters and 30 pages to an invasion of China that never happened and only 1 chapter with 10 pages to the actual conuest of the Philippines

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Following Rivers of Gold and The Golden Age World Without End is the conclusion of a magisterial three volume history of the Spanish Empire by Hugh Thomas its foremost worldwide authority World Without End tells the story of life in a conuered terr. The lead description Of Hugh Thomas' World Without End suggests the term magisterial for this work I guess the appropriateness of that description depends on your definition Certainly there is a monumental amount of research that went into the writing But the result was for me disappointing It is the euivalent of a long list of names dates and places a much compelling history of the Spanish empire is out there somewhere For me this work was short on analysis insight and even the drama that well written history provides the reader

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World Without End The Global Empire of Philip IINot to invade China the attentions of the colonists clergymen sailors soldiers and officials of the Spanish Empire were no longer turned to its expansion their focus instead became its management These were the decades in which modern history began. This history looks at the Spanish Empire in Latin America and Asia The book begins with a discussion of conditions in Spain at the time and then looks at the colonies and their relationship with the mother country The book is well written and insightful but was a little hard to follow in some parts for someone unfamiliar with Spanish history and empire