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The Resource Isabella of Castile : Europe's first great queen, Giles Tremlett

Isabella of Castile : Europe's first great queen, Giles Tremlett

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Isabella of Castile : Europe's first great queen
Title
Isabella of Castile
Title remainder
Europe's first great queen
Statement of responsibility
Giles Tremlett
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A major biography of the queen who transformed Spain into a principal global power, and sponsored the voyage that would open the New World. In 1474, when Castile was the largest, strongest, and most populous kingdom in Hispania (present day Spain and Portugal), a twenty-three-year-old woman named Isabella ascended the throne. At a time when successful queens regnant were few and far between, Isabella faced not only the considerable challenge of being a young, female ruler in an overwhelmingly male-dominated world, but also of reforming a major European kingdom riddled with crime, debt, corruption, and religious factionism. Her marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon united two kingdoms, a royal partnership in which Isabella more than held her own. Their pivotal reign was long and transformative, uniting Spain and setting the stage for its golden era of global dominance. 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, truly modern state with a powerful, clear-minded, and ambitious monarch at its center. With authority and insight 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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tremlett, Giles
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Isabella
  • Queens
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
Isabella of Castile : Europe's first great queen, Giles Tremlett
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain, 2017" -- Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-584) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225955966
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 607 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781632865205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, colour portraits, genealogical table
Label
Isabella of Castile : Europe's first great queen, Giles Tremlett
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain, 2017" -- Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-584) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225955966
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 607 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781632865205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, colour portraits, genealogical table

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