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Isabel The Queen: Life And Times
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
Publication date December 20, 2004
Pages 473
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 revised
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812218978
ISBN-10 0812218973
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.86 lbs.
Original list price $28.95
Other format details university press
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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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Hardcover
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from Oxford Univ Pr (October 1, 1992)
9780195073560 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $30.00
About: A comprehensive biography of one of the great women rulers of history, provides a critical examination of Isabel's role in the expulsion of Jews from Spain, the conquest of Granada, and Columbus's voyage
Paperback
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2 revised edition from Univ of Pennsylvania Pr (December 20, 2004)
9780812218978 | details & prices | 473 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.86 lbs | List price $28.95
About: 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.

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