London; (1954): Jonathan Cape. Octavo. Item #025069
655p. Brandi who was the greatest authority on Charles V produced this Magnus Opus while at the University of Gottingen. The remarkable Cecily Veronica Wedgwood ably translated this work which has become an essential work in the studies of Early Modern Europe. It was Charles V that carried the Hapsburg dynasty to its height of its greatness. Here is a work that disentangles the puzzle of the relationships of Francis I, Henry VIII, Popes Clement VII and Paul III, as well as Martin Luther's revolt reaching its early and most dangerous time at the Diet of Worms while the Turks were pounding at the gates of southeastern Europe. Nice illustrations and a folding chart of the complex dynastic relationships of the Hapsburgs. Bound in full brow leather lettred and decorated in gilt, silk ribbon markers.