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Isabella : the warrior queen

Author: Kirstin Downey; Kimberly Farr
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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 mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: Isabella, Queen of Spain; Isabella, Queen of Spain
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Kirstin Downey; Kimberly Farr
ISBN: 9780553398489 0553398482
OCLC Number: 893067622
Performer(s): Read by Kimberly Farr.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (21 hr., 12 min., 35 sec.)) : digital
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.
Responsibility: Kirstin Downey.

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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 mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León. Her subsequent feats were legendary. She ended a twenty-four-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians, forcing Moorish 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, where 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.

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