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Queen Isabel I of Castile

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This multidisciplinary volume was inspired by the quincentenary of the death of Queen Isabel I of Castile, early modern Europe's first powerful queen regnant. Comprising work by distinguished art historians, musicologists, historians, and literary scholars from England, Spain, and the United States, it begins with a theoretical examination of medieval queenship itself that argues - against the grain of the volume - for its inseparability from kingship. Several essays examine the complex ways in which the Queen and her advisers shaped the music, literature, architecture, and painting of fifteenth-century Spain and how these in turn shaped the sovereign's power and persona. Others analyze influences on Isabel's reign from Aragón, Portugal, and northern Europe. A third group deals with issues of periodization, arguing from a variety of perspectives for the modernity of Isabelline culture. The evolving construction of Isabel's image from the mid-fifteenth to the late-twentieth century is also studied.

BARBARA WEISSBERGER is Associate Professor Emerita of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota.
OTHER CONTRIBUTORS:Rafael Domínguez Casas, Theresa Earenfight, Michael Gerli, Chiyo Ishikawa, Tess Knighton, Kenneth Kreitner, Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Nancy F. Marino, William D. Phillips, Jr., Emilio Ros-Fábregas, Ronald E. Surtz

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Se trata de una obra sugerente, que contribuye al debate sobre algunos aspectos del reinado y la historia de Isabel I, a la vez que abre perspectivas, y aporta nuevas contribuciones que vienen a enriquecer el acercamiento a tan complejo periodo y personaje. Por otra parte, pone de manifiesto la necesidad de potenciar el acercamiento y la discusión entre los historiadores de ambos lados del Atlántico, y de favorecer el conocimiento, allí y aquí, de lo que se hace en cada una sus orillas. Isabel del Val Valdivieso, MÉLANGES DE LA CASA DE VELÁZQUEZ

A significant contribution to the field of Isabeline and biographical studies that brings together a very useful and much needed multidisciplinary approach. [...] This volume is certainly relevant for a wide range of audiences and would be useful to a scholar interested in pre-modern and modern literary studies, art history, history, or music, or as required reading in a university course. BIOGRAPHY

Details

First Published: 20 Mar 2008
13 Digit ISBN: 9781855661592
Pages: 262
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: Tamesis Books
Series: Monografías A
Subject: Early Modern History

Details updated on 01 Sep 2014

Contents

  • 1  Introduction: Questioning the Queen, Now and Then
  • 2  Two Bodies, One Spirit: Isabel and Fernando's Construction of Monarchical Partnership
  • 3  Isabel of Castile's Portuguese Connections and the Opening of the Atlantic
  • 4  Isabel of Castile and Her Music Books: Franco-Flemish Song in Fifteenth-Cen tury Spain
  • 5  The Reciprocal Construction of Isabelline Book Patronage
  • 6  Hernando de Talavera and Isabelline Imagery
  • 7  Melodies for Private Devotion at the Court of Queen Isabel
  • 8  The Queen at War: Shared Sovereignity and Gender in Representations of the Granada Campaign
  • 9  The Artistic Patronage of Isabel the Catholic: Medieval or Modern?
  • 10  Conflictive Subjectivity and the Politics of Truth and Justice in Cárcel de Amor
  • 11  Juan de Anchieta and the Rest of the World
  • 12  Inventing the Catholic Queen: Images of Isabel I in History and Fiction



Isabel la Católica en la producción teatral española del siglo XVII

Isabel la Católica en la producción teatral española del siglo XVII

Medieval and Renaissance Spain and Portugal

Medieval and Renaissance Spain and Portugal