Isabel the Queen: Life and Times / Edition 2

Isabel the Queen: Life and Times / Edition 2

by Peggy K. Liss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812218973

ISBN-13: 9780812218978

Pub. Date: 12/30/2004

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

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,

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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 Aragón, 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812218978
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Series:
The Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,159,862
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Revised Edition
The Royal Relationships of Isabel of Castile
Maps

Prologue: An Embassy to Egypt: 1502

PART I. PRINCESS
1. Walls and Gates: Castile, 1451
2. The Wrong King: 1461-1467
3. The Right Marriage: 1467-1469
4. To the Crown: 1469-1474
5. A Royal Heritage: Perception and Reality

PART II. LA REINA
6. Contests: 1475
7. Resolutions: 1475-1477
8. To the Sea: 1477-1478
9. Signs and Revelations: 1478
10. Inquisition: 1478-1485
11. Readying: 1478-1481
12. The Queen's War I: 1482-1485
13. The Queen's War II: 1486-1492

PART III. TOWARD EMPIRE
14. The View from Granada: The Grand Design,1492
15. The Expulsion of the Jews: 1492
16. Christopher Columbus and the Queen: To 1492
17. Isabel and the Indies: 1492-1504
18. The Catholic Kings: 1492-1499
19. The Queen and Her Daughter: 1499-1504

Epilogue: "A Queen Has Disappeared ..."

Notes
Index

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