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Isabel the Queen life and times by Peggy K. Liss

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Spain


  • Isabella I, Queen of Spain, 1451-1504,
  • Queens -- Spain -- Biography,
  • Spain -- History -- Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479-1516

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-382) and index.

StatementPeggy K. Liss.
LC ClassificationsDP163 .L48 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 398 p. :
Number of Pages398
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1564901M
ISBN 100195073568
LC Control Number91046645

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Mar 14,  · Queen Isabella's life unfolded at the pivotal moment when the old world was astonished by the discovery of the new, and this graceful and insightful biography reveals her crucial role in making it happen.” —Deirdre Bair, National Book Award-winning author of Samuel Beckett/5(). Since I knew Queen Isabella was the financier of Columbus, a force behind the Spanish Inquisition, and the mother of Katherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, I thought I would find this book about her interesting, but that was an underestimation because Isabella: The Warrior Queen turned out to be a treasure trove of fascinating information and stories/5. Isabel the Queen: Life and Times (The Middle Ages Series) eBook: Peggy K. Liss: Kindle Store/5(10). Dec 01,  · American historian Warren Carroll ( - ), also known as skilled educator and founder of the Christendom College, had published a biography of Isabel of Castile ( - ). His book is a very good example of a beautiful narrative of historical prose that is written so vividly that after reading no one could claim anymore that history is boring/5(12).

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 . Feb 09,  · I knew very little about Queen Isabella except that she funded Columbus's journey to find north america. This book is a thorough and very detailed history - not only of Isabella - but of the historically important people, places and events that surrounded her, what was to become Spain and Portugal and Europe/5. The Queen's Vow follows the rarely-explored life of Isabella of Castile, best known as something a "warrior And yes, I've actually read all of them. Every time I pick up something with Gortner's name on it, I am completely transported to a different time and place /5. Another biography of Isabella, Isabella, The Warrior Queen by Kirsten Downey, was published by Anchor Books of Penguin Random House in Isabella is the subject of The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner, published in A young Isabella is the main protagonist in Isabel, Jewel of Castile, a part of the Royal Diaries series by John II of Castile.

Queen Isabel of Castile and Spain—traditionally known in the English-speaking world as Queen Isabella—was an extraordinarily influential woman in her own time. Now, in Isabel the Queen, Peggy K. Liss proposes answers and provides both a sweeping biography of a Queen who had a profound impact on history, and a vivid portrait of a vanished, turbulent world.4/5(1). Oct 01,  · Isabella of Castile is a very intriguing figure in Medieval/Renaissance/Early Modern history for a variety of reasons, and any biography of her necessarily has to explore the contexts and historical events that she operated in during her lifetime/5. Mar 16,  · There is an honest assessment of her relationship with her daughter Juana, also known as Juana la Loca. While Isabel knew Juana had mental difficulties, she followed tradition and wrote in her will that she was to succeed her as Queen of Castile. The epilogue of the book describes how a lot of Isabel’s lifetime work for Spain was undone by Juana.