Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding Power

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As queen of Spain, Isabel 1 of Castile (known to history as Isabella the Catholic, 1474-1504) oversaw the creation of Europe's first nation-state and laid the foundations for its emergence as the largest empire the West has ever known--nearly a century before the better known and more widely studied Elizabeth I of England. What we know of this remarkable ruler is typically gleaned from hagiographic texts that negate her power and accept her own propagandistic self-fashioning as legitimate heir, pious princess, devoted wife, ...

Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding Power 2003, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816641659

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Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding Power 2003, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816641642

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