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Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding Power epub

by Barbara F. Weissberger


Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding Power epub

ISBN: 0816641641

ISBN13: 978-0816641642

Author: Barbara F. Weissberger

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (December 29, 2003)

Pages: 360 pages

ePUB book: 1705 kb

FB2 book: 1234 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 313

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Home Browse Books Book details, Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding. Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding Power. By Barbara F. Weissberger.

Barbara Weissberger identifies two primary and interrelated strategies among the supporters of the queen-often writing in her employ-and herĀ . Barbara F. Weissberger is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Minnesota.

Barbara Weissberger identifies two primary and interrelated strategies among the supporters of the queen-often writing in her employ-and her critics. Her loyalists use Marian imagery to portray Isabel as a pious, chaste, and submissive queen consort to her husband Ferdinand, while her opponents imagine the queen as a voracious and lascivious whore whose illicit power threatens the virility of her male subjects and inverts the traditional gender hierarchy.

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Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding Power. Ages, perhaps of all of Spanish. most important books on late. Overall, Weissberger's Isabel Rules is a persuasive, ambitious, and carefully argued book. The contrast with Isabella CatolicaJ Queen of Castile: Critical Essays is inevitable. The latter is a collection of essays by Hispanists.

As queen of Spain, Isabel 1 of Castile (known to history as. .Barbara Weissberger identifies two primary and interrelated strategies among the supporters of the queen-often writing in her employ-and her critics.

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.

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.