Isabel y Fernando: Los Reyes Catolicos

Isabel y Fernando: Los Reyes Catolicos

by Joseph Perez
     
 

This comprehensive study goes beyond the lore surrounding Isabella and Ferdinand and their popular depiction as the harbingers and principal movers behind Spain’s Golden Age and analyzes the political and social conditions on the Iberian Peninsula that made their ascension to the throne possible. It also discusses the achievements of the Catholic monarchs

Overview

This comprehensive study goes beyond the lore surrounding Isabella and Ferdinand and their popular depiction as the harbingers and principal movers behind Spain’s Golden Age and analyzes the political and social conditions on the Iberian Peninsula that made their ascension to the throne possible. It also discusses the achievements of the Catholic monarchs after they assumed the reigns of authority: the creation of the instruments of power, the first steps of Spanish expansion in Europe and abroad, and the limits of their work and power.

 

Este estudio comprensivo va más allá de la tradición popular que rodea los personajes de Isabel y Fernando y su representación como los heraldos y promotores principales del Siglo de Oro y analiza las condiciones políticas y sociales de la Península que les permitieron instalarse en el trono. También discute los logros de los Reyes Católicos después de haber asumido la autoridad: la creación de los instrumentos del poder, los primeros pasos de la expansión española en Europa y en el mundo y los límites de su obra y su reino.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A very attractive summary that . . . provides, among others, the pleasure of accompanying the author in a modern and enjoyable study of the time period."  —El País

"A book that can be read in a single sitting, revealing in each of its chapters."  —Leer magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788489569126
Publisher:
Editorial Nerea
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Serie Media
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Pérez is a historian and professor of Spanish and Latin American civilization at the University of Bordeaux. He is the founder of La Maison des Pays Iberiques, a center for Spanish culture in France, and a former director of the Casa Velázquez in Madrid, a French cultural institution promoting interplay between the French and Spanish cultures. He is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History, a Commander of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, and a member of the French Legion of Honor.

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