He is the leader of a christian europe who leads the

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He is the leader of a Christian Europe who leads the fight against the Ottomans in the wars in Europe i. Most of these occur on the Hungarian plain ii. There are some contests w/King of France over the boundaries of Burgundy. iii. Most of the wars w/French are in Italy over the kingdoms of Naples and Milan (controlled by Charles, but contested by French b/c of complicated succession rules) 1. These are dependencies of the Holy Roman Empire a. They fight until 1545 when the French finally concede iv. Schmalcaldic League wars 1. 1547-55 2. Between Charles V and protestant princes over church property in Germany a. As Holy Roman Emperor, Charles is the ruler of b. Why was Burgundy so important? i. Cross roads 1. Spain at the south, northern Europe at north, Burgundy in middle… a. Wool trade i. Wool from Spain is manufactured in Burgundy and does back to Spain for sale later b. Iron i. Exported to Spain c. Other exports
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i. Wine, raisins, olive oil, and sea salt is exported to Burgundy d. Spain also begins to import wheat from Burgundy at this time 2. Means that control of Burgundy is essential for economic control ii. Politically 1. Just as important 2. Control of the market means political control iii. When Charles leaves Burgundy to Phillip, he makes sure it is understood how important it is for the land to be preserved, especially after Charles abdicates Holy Roman Empire 3) System of remote rule a. Charles’ many obligations required him to develop rule by council i. Gattimara 1. Burgundian advisor 2. Said that this system is great way to rule when the king isn’t present, but it needs better paperwork a. Adds Burgundian paperwork to current system b. This is a lasting achievement c. Applied in both Burgundy and Naples d. Also eventually implemented in the New World b.
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  • Spring '11
  • Bischof
  • Middle Ages, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, A. Charles, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Holy Roman

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