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As ridiculous as it sounds, the author repeats these two lines once and again, until they become a 600 pages book.
The book exposes the *personal opinion of the author* about a subject that other historians have wrote about with greater impartiality and sense of historic justice.
There are reasons why, in the 16th century, the French or Genoese, or German merchants did not create the first world-wide empire on five continents.
This generally excellent work presents a detailed revisionist view of the Spanish Empire with tremendous detail about its internationalist origins and with detailed descriptions... Read morePublished on April 1, 2011 by RYoast
This book was not exactly what I was looking for, and not what I expected after reading about it on Amazon. Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by R. Boland
Very disappointing; Mr. Kamen is another undercover Anglophile propagating Anti-Spanish and Anti-Catholic views fabricated by the English and other Protestant Europeans since the... Read morePublished on June 1, 2010 by Chris DeVaas
Taking into consideration this book and Kamen's following work, Disinherited, the Greco-Persian Wars come to mind. Read morePublished on February 18, 2010 by A. Rodriguez
This book has been a disappointment to me. I expected a well balanced revisionist work. What I found is an attempt to re-write history for political motivations. Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by Martul
Henry Kamen's prejudices against his main subject of study- Spain- are well known. What is really surprising is that he is still considered to be a serious historian at all. Read morePublished on November 26, 2008 by Aranda
I agree that this book suffers from poor organization and an overwhelming avalanche of detail. Kamen often shifts from one continent to another with no transition at all, only an... Read morePublished on October 10, 2007 by Heather L. Edwards
Although it is hardly Spanish bashing, reviewers with Spanish names tend to not like the book, which is admittedly more of a collection of very good essays than a coherent... Read morePublished on May 25, 2005 by John Hamill
This is not Henry Kamen's book. Mr. Kamen did not finance the publishing of this book or it's marketing (this was performed by Harper Collins Publishers). Read morePublished on December 30, 2004 by Griffwampatuba