Ruling the Waves (Hardcover)
Emperor Maximilian I, the Search for Islands and the Transformation of the European World Picture, C. 1500 (Bibliotheca Humanistica & Reformatorica #63)
Brill - Hes & de Graaf, 9789061940203, 480pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2008
The study proceeds chronologically in three parts, describing first (A) in brief the aspects of the emerging structure of territorial rule, concepts of universalism attached to the Roman Empire and the world picture during the Middle Ages, followed by part B which examines the changes of the world picture and Maximilian's role (the Portuguese and Spanish Expeditions) in it. The last section (C) surveys the emerging of the new world order, the transformation of the Roman Empire as an institution of universal rule and the consolidation of territorial politics during the first half of the sixteenth century.