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Description - Isabel Rules by Barbara F. Weissberger

The movement to canonise the Catholic Queen Isabel has recently been revived and, therefore, this detailed and original scrutiny of both Isabel and the power she wielded is timely. Of special interest to Weissberger is the relationship between sexuality and power in 15th-century Spain, in particular the anxiety felt at the time about the nature of male and female sexuality. This created a conflict in the minds of Isabel's subjects in their perception of their queen as both spiritual and political leader and as a weak and corrupt woman. Drawing on documentary and literary accounts, Weissberger discusses male anxiety about Isabel, Isabel's type of sovereignty, effeminacy in historiography, Isabel's patronage of the arts and Juan de Flores' treatment of the mad queen. An innovative and interesting approach to a remarkable woman.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816641642
ISBN-10: 0816641641
Format: Hardback
Pages: 484
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Isabel Rules by Barbara F. Weissberger
Paperback, December 2003
$42.26