History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella (Vol. II)
by William H. Prescott (1837, 1841 ed.)
Volume II: The classic study of the evolution of the Kingdom of Spain into a major European power. Prescott reviews the many political, social, economic and cultural issues which dominated life in Spain in the late 1400s. In this volume are the key chapters relating to the Inquisition in Spain, the petition of Christopher Columbus for support of his adventure, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the Italian Wars, the persecution of the Moors, and the development of Spanish foreign policy under Ferdinand and Isabella.
This masterfully presented eBook faithfully preserves one of the masterpieces of historical narrative. The many hundreds of footnotes are placed on the pages on which they are referenced and the work is fully searchable and fully printable. Enjoy! (2.42Mb, 298pp)