Historical Atlas of the Viking World by Angus Konstam

By Angus Konstam

Grade 7 Up-In spite of the name, maps are usually not the main invaluable or striking function of this booklet. in reality, the various chapters protecting such parts as faith and mythology, ships, or battle comprise no maps in any respect. in spite of the fact that, what readers will locate in abundance are colour images, illustrations, and a good volume of textual content on those and different themes. The association is thematic instead of chronological, making it most dear for college kids who have already got a few grounding within the heritage of the early center a while and the Vikings particularly. the images of send, structure, and weapon reconstructions are complemented by means of complete- and half-page drawings depicting features of Viking existence and tradition. even if, as an atlas, this quantity isn't a hit. The maps are colourful and uncluttered, yet many areas pointed out within the textual content should not proven. for instance, a quick bankruptcy at the cost of the Isle of guy doesn't comprise a map displaying its place. there is not any bibliography. buy the place extra illustrative fabric or Viking heritage is required.

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MIDDLE CLASSES Below the nobility were the guild masters, merchants, manufacturers, shipowners, modest property owners, and proprietors of mills. Having money and imitating the aristocracy with fine clothes and houses was not enough for many of them, however. Such people squandered their wealth in pursuit of noble rank to the detriment of expanding their businesses or initiating new enterprises. The use of profits to buy estates, to supply a dowry for a daughter, or to acquire securities deprived industry of investment.

Boyd, 285. 7. Irving, 17. 8. Ibid. 9. See Hillgarth, 40-44, for these examples and others of early travelers. 10. Aulnoy, in Ross and Power, 70. 11. Mier, 112. 12. Mitchell, 47. 13. Aulnoy, in Ross and Power, 69-70. 14. Doblado, 162. 15. Defourneaux, 15-16. 16. Irving, 16. 17. For figures based on thirteen noble families, see Elliott, Imperial Spain, 313. For wages of seamen of the Atlantic fleets in the 1588-1655 period, see Goodman, Spanish Naval Power, 187, and Perez-Mallaina, 115. 18. Defourneaux, 58.

Castilla (as regent) and Arag6n until 1506 when the couple arrived to claim the throne of Castilla. Philippe, now Felipe I, the founder of the Habsburg dynasty in Spain, died shortly thereafter, whereupon Juana went insane. Fernando continued to rule until his death in 1516. The son of Felipe and Juana, Carlos, then became ruler of all the Spanish domains. CARLOS I (CARLOS V OF THE HOLY R O M A N EMPIRE) Born in 1500 and educated in Ghent (now in Belgium), Carlos I inherited the Burgundian realm, which included the Netherlands (now Belgium and Holland), Castilla and Arag6n, and Spanish territories in Italy and in the newly discovered Americas.

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