Protagonists of History

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  • The Protagonists Collection

    The Protagonists of History in International Perspective book series was first conceived as a way of bringing fresh attention and perspectives to some of Europe’s most influential leaders, from the 16th century onwards. The figures profiled in these books had an indelible effect not just on the history of their own nation, but many others as well. Their lives and careers contain valuable lessons that remain significant and relevant to this day, when trying to understand the complex relationship between European powers. The books in this series are written by a team of academics and are produced to the very highest standards.

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  • De Ruyter: Dutch Admiral

    Was Michiel de Ruyter the greatest sea commander who ever lived? Or simply the greatest sea-commander of the 17th century?
    Some people see him as the man who saved the Dutch Republic, and ensured its independence. He knew how to fight a sea-battle on the grandest scale. He could also haggle like a canny Dutch merchant, achieving the release of Hungarian clergymen from Spanish captivity and that of Dutch sailors from barbarian imprisonment. Louis XIV, often his opponent, called him 'a man who did honour to humanity'.
    In this book, nine leading historical authorities, from seven different countries, examine his astonishing career.

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