An introduction by Geoffrey Parker on the European Witch-craze of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Geoffrey Parker asserts that the enduring English view of Philip “the Prudent” is clouded by libellous sectarianism and bad history.
An overview of the historiography on the decline of Spain in the seventeenth century.
Geoffrey Parker examines the reasons Philip II of Spain was drawn into a lengthy and bitter conflict with his Low Country provinces.
Geoffrey Parker considers the far-reaching consequences of a sudden change of plan by the king of Spain in 1567.
War in the Middle Ages, by Philip Contamine. xvi + 387 pp. (Basil Black- well, £17.50).
Geoffrey Parker travels to Germany to revisit the sites of the 17th-century conflict that saw the decline of the Holy Roman Empire and Habsburgs.
Geoffrey Parker examines the historiography of the Thirty Years' War.