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The Count-Duke of Olivares

the statesman in an age of decline

by John Huxtable Elliott

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Olivares, Gaspar de Guzman, -- conde-duque de, -- 1587-1645.

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    StatementJ. H. Elliott.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21242020M
    ISBN 100300044992

    Velazquez’s Count-Duke Olivares on Horseback (c) Even though Velazquez's portrait is recognized as a masterpiece of art, conventional explanations are political. 1 The Count-Duke of Olivares was from Seville like Velazquez and was named the king's "prime minister" in   My surprise was greater when the phone was answered not by our attaché in Madrid but by none other than the Count-Duke of Olivares, the Privado — what we would now call Prime Minister — to King Philip IV of Spain from to Those were the years in which Spain, the first true global power, had gone headlong down history’s tube.


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Written by the eminent historian J. Elliott and based on many original sources, this elegant book is a landmark in the study of a man and an age. The Count-Duke of Olivares: Statesman in an Age of Decline Hardcover – 1 July by J H The Count-Duke of Olivares book (Author)/5(8).

With the support of the Count-Duke of Olivares, he reaches the coveted post of Royal Secretary in That same year he meet Diego Alatriste, during the adventure of two Englishmen, in which the royal secretary is aligned with the extremist faction of the Inquisitor, Fray Emilio Bocanegra, against the more moderate d by: Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

What mistaken belief did the Count-Duke of Olivares hold that brought disaster to Spain. Spain must return to the imperial tradition of the 16th century in order to solve it's economic and political difficulties.

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Elliott and based on many original sources, this elegant book is a landmark in the study of a man and an age. This very well written and interesting biography is a narrative of the career of the Count-Duke of Olivares, the royal favorite who was the principal minister of the Spanish crown for /5.

Count-Duke of Olivares by J. Elliott,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(53). Count-Duke of Olivares. Conde-Duque de Olivares (Count-duke of Olivares), Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimental (b.Rome, d. The Count-Duke of Olivares book, Spain), prime minister () and court favourite (valido) of King Philip IV of Spain.

He attempted to impose a strong centralizing policy and eventually provoked rebellion and his own fall. Early life. PDF | On Oct 1,R. Stradling and others published J.

Elliott, "The Count-Duke of Olivares: The Stateman in an Age of Decline" (Book Review) | Find, read and cite all the research you. The Count-Duke of Olivares: the statesman in an age of decline.

[John Huxtable Elliott] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a>. This fascinating book by the distinguished historian J.

Elliott argues that contemporaries, for whom Olivares was at least as important as Richelieu, shared none of posterity's certainty about 1/5(1). Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, on Horseback (Spanish: Gaspar de Guzmán, conde-duque de Olivares, a caballo) is an oil on canvas painting by Spanish painter Diego Velázquez, made around the year It has been in the Museo del Prado in Madrid since its inauguration in Artist: Diego Velázquez.

Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. Along with Philip IV and Velázquez, the third name intimately associated with the Buen Retiro Palace is Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares ().

When Philip IV took the throne in he was only sixteen years old, and he delegated a considerable part of his work as ruler to Olivares, who was then thirty-four and had proved to be a very skilled politician with an extraordinary capacity for work.

A masterful biography of Don Gaspar de Guzman, Count Duke of Olivares--righthand advisor to Spain's Philip IV, archrival of Cardinal Richelieu, and a central figure in seventeenth-century Europe. Written by the eminent historian J. Elliott and based on many original sources, this elegant book is a landmark in the study of a man and an age.

Get this from a library. The Count-Duke of Olivares: the statesman in an age of decline. [J H Elliott] -- "Don Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel Ribera y Velasco de Tovar, Count of Olivares and Duke of San Lúcar la Mayor (Spanish: Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel, conde-duque de Olivares.

The revolution of Catalonia in was a signal event in seventeenth-century Europe. Its causes and antecedents - essential for an understanding of the revolution itelf - form the basis of Professor Elliott's study of the Spanish monarchy at this time/5.

The Count-Duke of Olivares dominated Spanish domestic and foreign policies for twenty-two years. When Philip IV acceded to the throne inOlivares, already his mentor, soon became his chief minister and, as such, steadily increased his grasp over the cumbrous machine that attempted to govern Spain.

Professor Elliott sets out to chronicle his intentions [ ]. Count-Duke of Olivares: The Statesman in an Age of Decline: ISBN () Softcover, Yale University Press, Discovery of. What mistaken belief did the Count-Duke of Olivares hold that brought disaster to Spain. Spain must return to the imperial tradition of the sixteenth century in order to.

The Age of Decline: Philip IV and the Count-Duke Of Olivares. 18 Drama: Olivares and Don Juan 19 The Prince of Wales in Madrid 20 Triumph and Disaster 21 Death and Defeat Epilogue Notes A Note about Currency and Monetary Values Bibliography Acknowledgements Index Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.

At one point, they actually meet with the Count-Duke of Olivares, the king's near-omnipotent "favorite," who is to the Alatriste books what Cardinal Richelieu was to. The Equestrian Portrait of the Count-Duke Olivares features an ornate filigree backdrop that emphasizes the picture plane.

The juxtaposition of this decorative surface and Wiley’s volumetric figures creates a tension that activates the painting on another level. His previous books include The Count-Duke of Olivares, A Palace for a King (with Jonathan Brown), and Spain and Its World, and#;, all published by Yale University Press.

Among the many honors he has received are the Wolfson Prize for History, the Prince of Asturias Prize for the Social Sciences, and the Balzan Prize for History.

was the Count-duke Olivares, younger son of an aristocratic family of the second rank, who exercised a growing psychological domination over a young king ill-equipped and ill-inclined to deal with the paper sprawl of government in this early bureaucratic age.

The authors tell Olivares. In the Middle Ages, it was linked to the concept of the Christian knight. By the seventeenth century, when Velázquez painted this portrait of Don Gaspar de Guzmán (–), the Count-Duke of Olivares, sitting astride a horse, the equestrian portrait had come to convey other messages as well.

The Count‐Duke of Olivares (–) was Philip IV's favorite, guiding Spanish foreign policies from until early His principal aim was to conserve Spanish power in Europe and. Buy this book. Goodwin (Crossing the Continent the Count-Duke of Olivares, who as prime minister oversaw the Spanish Empire’s final descent.

I view Olivares similar to Richelieu or Kaunitz. Just like the other 2, Olivares saw the problems which are caused by decentralization (zhupanates, governates, etc.), and took the necessary steps. The difference between them is that Richelieu was % successful, Kaunitz was not completely successful, but made lots of progress, and Olivares failed.

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“A magisterial piece of scholarship. Looking for books by J.H. Elliott. See all books authored by J.H. Elliott, including Imperial Spain:and The Old World and the New,and more on Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimental, count-duke de Olivares, prime minister (–43) and court favourite (valido) of King Philip IV of Spain.

He attempted to impose a strong centralizing policy and eventually provoked rebellion and his own fall. Olivares’s father, Enrique de Guzmán, was the Spanish. Elliott, John H. ‘Quevedo and the Count-Duke of Olivares’ Spain and its World, – Selected Essays New Haven, CT and London Yale University Press Cotarelo y Mori, Emilio Bibliografía de las controversias sobre la licitud del teatro en España Madrid RABM Author: Jonathan Thacker.

Hence his major work — one product of a year tenure at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. — is the biography of the Count-Duke of Olivares, the bitter rival of France’s.

Cardinal Richelieu is one of the best known and most studied statesmen in European history; his Spanish contemporary and rival, the Count--Duke of Olivares, one of the least known. This fascinating book by the distinguished historian J. Elliott argues that contemporaries, for whom Olivares was at least as important as Richelieu, shared none /5(5).

Catalunya, the Revolt of Cataluña & the Pdf of Olivares Catalonia (English spelling), Cataluña (Castilian spelling) and Catalunya (Catalán spelling) all refer to the same autonomous region, made up by the provinces of Barcelona, Gerona, Lérida and Tarragona (the last three in Spanish spelling).

Kehinde Wiley’s “Equestrian Portrait of the Count-Duke Olivares” is based on a Diego Velázquez painting of the same name. Courtesy Rubell Family Collection “Equestrian Portrait of the.In his book, Ebook and Richelieu (Cambridge University Press, ), Elliott compares the figures that ebook ruled over two of the strongest, most influential empires in the world (at their time), France and Spain.

Richelieu as the Cardinal, prime minister to the king Luis XIII and his friend-rival-foe Count-Duke of Olivares, valido of the king.