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Author Boone, Rebecca Ard, author.

Title Real lives in the sixteenth century : a global perspective / Rebecca Ard Boone
Edition First edition
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
©2018
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Description 1 online resource (x, 185 pages)
Contents Hideyoshi and Henry IV of France -- Hürrem Sultan and Lady Zheng -- Afonso I of Kongo and Elizabeth I of England -- Pope Clement VII and Moctezuma II of Mexico
Summary This book presents a global history using four sets of biographies to illustrate similar situations in different geographical regions. The vibrant narratives span four continents and include the following pairs: Henry IV of France and Hideyoshi of Japan, Hürrem Sultan (Roxelana) of the Ottoman Empire and Lady Zheng of the Ming Dynasty, Afonso I of Kongo and Elizabeth I of England, and Pope Clement VII and Moctezuma II of Mexico. Through exploring the lives of eight individuals from a variety of cultural settings, this book encourages readers to think about the "big questions" surrounding human interactions and the dynamics of power. It introduces readers to a number of key historical concepts such as feudalism, dynasticism, religious syncretism and slavery, and is a springboard into the history of the wider world, blending together aspects of political, cultural, intellectual and material history.--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Biography -- 16th century.
History, Modern -- 16th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Political.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Presidents & Heads of State.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Reference.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Rich & Famous.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Royalty.
Biography.
History, Modern.
Form Electronic book
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