Isabella of Castile

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Isabella of Castile

Isabella of Castile

The First Renaissance Queen

  • Author: Nancy Rubin,Nancy Rubin Stuart
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595320767
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 504
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Isabella (1441-1504) was a master strategist, seizing the crown of Castile and, with husband Ferdinand of Aragon, ruling both her kingdom and his and winning a virtually nonstop succession of wars to preserve their strongholds. Freelance journalist Rubin presents the queen also as loving wife and mother, promoter of the arts and sponsor of Columbus, views emphasized to soften the dominant persona: Isabella la Catolica. Her goal to make Spain exclusively and permanently Catholic drove the queen to supporting the tortures of the Inquisition, burning dissenters at the stake and evicting Jews from the country. Packed with information, the book holds the reader's interest, despite pedestrian prose and a clear bias in Isabella's favor. Illustrations not seen by PW. (Oct.)

Isabella of Castile

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Isabella of Castile

Isabella of Castile

  • Author: Shirin Yim Bridges
  • Publisher: Goosebottom Books
  • ISBN: 1937463125
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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Isabella of Castile

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Isabella of Castile

Isabella of Castile

Europe's First Great Queen

  • Author: Giles Tremlett
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408853965
  • Category: History
  • Page: 624
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In 1474, a twenty-three year old woman ascended the throne of Castile, the largest and strongest kingdom in Spain. Ahead of her lay the considerable challenge not only of being a young, female ruler in an overwhelmingly male-dominated world, but also of reforming a major European kingdom that was riddled with crime, corruption, and violent political factionism. Her marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon was crucial to her success, bringing together as it did two kingdoms, but it was a royal partnership in which Isabella more than held her own. Her pivotal reign was long and transformative, uniting Spain and setting the stage for its golden era of global dominance. For by the time of her death in 1504, Isabella had laid the foundations not just of modern Spain, but of one of the world's greatest empires. Acclaimed historian Giles Tremlett chronicles the life of Isabella of Castile as she led her country out of the murky middle ages and harnessed the newest ideas and tools of the early Renaissance to turn her ill-disciplined, quarrelsome nation into a sharper, modern state with a powerful, clear-minded, and ambitious monarch at its centre. With authority, insight and flair he relates the story of this legendary, if controversial, first initiate in a small club of great European queens that includes Elizabeth I of England, Russia's Catherine the Great, and Britain's Queen Victoria.

Isabella of Castile, 1492-1892

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Isabella of Castile, 1492-1892

Isabella of Castile, 1492-1892

  • Author: Eliza Allen Starr
  • Publisher: Wentworth Press
  • ISBN: 9780526711994
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 138
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Queen Isabel I of Castile

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Queen Isabel I of Castile

Queen Isabel I of Castile

Power, Patronage, Persona

  • Author: Barbara F. Weissberger
  • Publisher: Tamesis Books
  • ISBN: 9781855661592
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 237
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The Queen who shaped the music, literature, architecture, and painting of late medieval Spain.

Isabella

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Isabella

Isabella

The Warrior Queen

  • Author: Kirstin Downey
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385534124
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 544
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An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding, Isabella was inspired in her youth by tales of Joan of Arc, a devout young woman who unified her people and led them to victory against foreign invaders. In 1474, when most women were almost powerless, twenty-three-year-old Isabella defied a hostile brother and a mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León. Her subsequent feats were legendary. She ended a twenty-four-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians, forcing North African invaders back over the Mediterranean Sea. She laid the foundation for a unified Spain. She sponsored Columbus's trip to the Indies and negotiated Spanish control over much of the New World with the help of Rodrigo Borgia, the infamous Pope Alexander VI. She also annihilated all who stood against her by establishing a bloody religious Inquisition that would darken Spain's reputation for centuries. Whether saintly or satanic, no female leader has done more to shape our modern world, in which millions of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism. Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence, due to hundreds of years of misreporting that often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand, the bold and philandering husband she adored. Using new scholarship, Downey's luminous biography tells the story of this brilliant, fervent, forgotten woman, the faith that propelled her through life, and the land of ancient conflicts and intrigue she brought under her command. From the Hardcover edition.

Castile for Isabella

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Castile for Isabella

Castile for Isabella

(Isabella & Ferdinand Trilogy)

  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446427102
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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The first book in the captivating Spanish Trilogy, focusing on the remarkable lives of Spain's most famous monarchs In the 15th Century, Spain is full of intrigue and threatened by civil war. The independent young princess Isabella has become the pawn of her ambitious, half-crazed mother, kept as a virtual prisoner at the sordid court of her half-brother, France's Henry IV. Just sixteen years old, all seems lost: is Isabella fated to be the victim of the Queen's revenge, the Archbishop's ambition and the lust of Don Pedro Giron, one of the most notorious womanisers in Castile? Numbed with grief and fear, Isabella holds onto one cherished hope: that one day, she will escape her tormentors and marry Ferdinand, the handsome young Prince of Aragon - her only true betrothed. But the forces of Europe are ranged against them, and love's triumphs are rare...

Extraordinary Women

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Extraordinary Women

Extraordinary Women

Their Girlhood and Early Life

  • Author: William Russell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Women
  • Page: 282
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Short biographical sketches of famous women throughout the world, including Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth, and Margaret Fuller.

The Training of Isabella I of Castile as the Virgin Mary by Churchman Martin de Cordoba in 1468

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The Training of Isabella I of Castile as the Virgin Mary by Churchman Martin de Cordoba in 1468

The Training of Isabella I of Castile as the Virgin Mary by Churchman Martin de Cordoba in 1468

  • Author: Govert Westerveld
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1326403648
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