The Calabrian Charlatan 1598-1603 Hardback

Messianic Nationalism in Early Modern Europe

by Eric Olsen;

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The Calabrian Charlatan 1598-1603

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In 1598 a man - branded the Calabrian Charlatan by his Spanish opponents - appeared in Venice claiming to be King Sebastian, the Portuguese monarch who disappeared in battle some twenty years before. Over the next five years Venetians, Spaniards, and Portuguese wrangled over the true character and identity of the man. Was he a lunatic? Was he an impostor? Was he a messianic king? Eric Olsen uses this strange event to explore Portuguese millenarianism and how a group of Portuguese rebels sought to exploit it to free their nation from Spain.

The Calabrian Charlatan 1598-1603 by Eric Olsen was published by Palgrave USA in November 2002. The ISBN for The Calabrian Charlatan 1598-1603 is 9781403903259.

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Details for The Calabrian Charlatan 1598-1603

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave USA (November 2002)
Edition2003 ed.
Number of Pages200
Thickness13 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1175614
Page last updated 17th May 2018
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