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The Resource Isabella : the warrior queen, Kirstin Downey, (electronic resource eBook)

Isabella : the warrior queen, Kirstin Downey, (electronic resource eBook)

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Isabella : the warrior queen
Title
Isabella
Title remainder
the warrior queen
Statement of responsibility
Kirstin Downey
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Leâon. 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
Summary
Drawing on new scholarship, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>The Woman Behind the New Deal</i> presents a biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus' journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition and became one of the most influential female rulers in history
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10358421
Cataloging source
DLC
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Downey, Kirstin
Dewey number
  • 946.03092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DP163
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Isabella
  • Queens
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
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the warrior queen
Label
Isabella : the warrior queen, Kirstin Downey, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1E768E9E-2C32-4CD4-96E7-C87D2D110CC9
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-495) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A birth without fanfare -- A childhood in the shadows -- Frightening years -- Isabella faces the future alone -- Marriage -- Ferdinand and his family -- The newlyweds -- The Borgia connection -- Preparing to rule -- Isabella takes the throne -- The tribe of Isabel -- The whole world trembled -- The queen's war -- Architects of the Inquisition -- Landing in paradise -- Borgia gives her the world -- Lands of vanity and illusion -- Faith and family -- Turks at the door -- Israel in exile -- Three daughters -- A church without a shepherd -- The death of Queen Isabella -- The world after Isabel
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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electronic
Isbn
9780385534123
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • bc
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1e768e9e-2c32-4cd4-96e7-c87d2d110cc9
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Isabella : the warrior queen, Kirstin Downey, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1E768E9E-2C32-4CD4-96E7-C87D2D110CC9
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-495) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A birth without fanfare -- A childhood in the shadows -- Frightening years -- Isabella faces the future alone -- Marriage -- Ferdinand and his family -- The newlyweds -- The Borgia connection -- Preparing to rule -- Isabella takes the throne -- The tribe of Isabel -- The whole world trembled -- The queen's war -- Architects of the Inquisition -- Landing in paradise -- Borgia gives her the world -- Lands of vanity and illusion -- Faith and family -- Turks at the door -- Israel in exile -- Three daughters -- A church without a shepherd -- The death of Queen Isabella -- The world after Isabel
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780385534123
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1e768e9e-2c32-4cd4-96e7-c87d2d110cc9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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