History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella (Vol. III)
by William H. Prescott (1837, 1841 ed.)
Volume III: The classic study of the evolution of the Kingdom of Spain into a major European power. Prescott covers the many political, social, economic and cultural issues which dominated life in Spain in the late 1400s. This volume is dominated by the various conflicts in Italy, principally Naples, and the difficulties with France. The final chapters deal with the death of Isabella, the regency of Ferdinand, Philip I, and Cardinal Ximenes. The concluding chapter is a superb review and appraisal of the reign of Isabella and Ferdinand - sovereigns who accomplished so much in such a short period, and had a profound impact on the history of Europe and the Americas.
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