Isabel the Queen Life and Times
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: "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
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 12/20/2004
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
|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|
|To the Sea: 1477-1478|
|Signs and Revelations: 1478|
|The Queen's War I: 1482-1485|
|The Queen's War II: 1486-1492|
|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 ..."|