Isabel the Queen Life and Times

ISBN-10: 0812218973

ISBN-13: 9780812218978

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Peggy K. Liss

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"An engrossing study."--Sunday Telegraph Queen Isabel of Castile is perhaps best known for her patronage of Christopher Columbus and for the religious zeal that led to the Spanish Inquisition, the waging of holy war, and the expulsion of Jews and Muslims across the Iberian peninsula. In this sweeping biography, newly revised and annotated to coincide with the five-hundredth anniversary of Isabel's death, Peggy K. Liss draws upon a rich array of sources to untangle the facts, legends, and fiercely held opinions about this influential queen and her decisive role in the tumultuous politics of early modern Spain.Isabel the Queen reveals a monarch who was a woman of ruthless determination and strong religious beliefs, a devoted wife and mother, and a formidable leader. As Liss shows, Isabel's piety and political ambition motivated her throughout her life, from her earliest struggles to claim her crown to her secret marriage to King Fernando of Aragon, a union that brought success in civil war, consolidated Christian hegemony over the Iberian peninsula, and set the stage for Spain to become a world empire.
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List price: $28.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 12/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Revised Edition
The Royal Relationships of Isabel of Castile
Maps Prologue: An Embassy to Egypt: 1502
Walls and Gates: Castile, 1451
The Wrong King: 1461-1467
The Right Marriage: 1467-1469
To the Crown: 1469-1474
A Royal Heritage: Perception and Reality
La Reina
Contests: 1475
Resolutions: 1475-1477
To the Sea: 1477-1478
Signs and Revelations: 1478
Inquisition: 1478-1485
Readying: 1478-1481
The Queen's War I: 1482-1485
The Queen's War II: 1486-1492
Toward Empire
The View from Granada: The Grand Design,1492
The Expulsion of the Jews: 1492
Christopher Columbus and the Queen: To 1492
Isabel and the Indies: 1492-1504
The Catholic Kings: 1492-1499
The Queen and Her Daughter: 1499-1504
Epilogue: "A Queen Has Disappeared ..."
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