Show More The Count-Duke of Olivares: The Statesman in an Age of Decline by J.H. Elliott.
Yale, 733 pp., £19.95, August 1986, 0 300 03390 7Show More
Philip IV and the Decoration of the Alcazar of Madrid by Steven Orso.
Princeton, 227 pp., £36.70, July 1986, 0 691 04036 2Show More
“... but the book itself was written in the Seventies and Eighties, a deliberate contribution to what Lawrence Stone has regretfully termed the ‘revival of narrative’. The narrative form certainly has its advantages, and Elliott knows how to exploit them. The tone is quiet and even, the style resolutely plain, sober, almost austere, but the author is ...”