- Mar 2016
Specifically in the 16th century, under Charles V and Philip II, including their domains in Iberia, Italy and the Low Countries. I'm interested in reading about how each region was unique from the others, how it was administered, the local customs and traditions that existed, and the differences in culture and prosperity between them. I'd prefer something more scholarly in nature, with a heavy focus on primary sources. If there aren't any on this specific topic, I'll also accept recommendations about the Spanish Empire in general, although obviously with a larger scope it probably won't be as in-depth as the former.