Isabella and her reputation for holiness, Myth or Reality ?. Author: Vidal González Sánchez. Second revised edition, 2006, 232 pages, 15.5 x 23 cm., Paperback. Texts in Spanish.
Dr. Vidal Gonzalez Sanchez is one of those researchers who, quietly and persistently are sucking in data archival holdings and details of the reality of the historical facts. fully aware of the most important archives in Spain, being the period of the Catholic Monarchs (and the figure of Queen Elizabeth I, in particular) the time at which has devoted more time and interest in their ongoing investigations, having become a rigorous specialist reference on that stage so decisive in the history of Spain.
This work is aimed at a broad sector of the public that is not content without what you read, but also requires the documented basis of the reading. You will not be disappointed, as the author satisfy you and even delight in offering a work in which he has managed to harmonize perfectly smooth expression, and even literary, with the rigor of the patient and thorough research and objective historian.
A work which is fought, not from the talk, but from the historical and objective foundation, all negative stereotypes of the black legend about Queen Isabella. A must to understand, without prejudice, to the great historical figure who laid the foundations that transformed the history of Spain, Europe and the New World work.
The author brings us to the reign of this extraordinary, controversial and surprisingly unknown and misunderstood in this Spain that she began to build modern state as the first woman in Europe. Besides being biography of the queen, the book tries to reveal the truth of his life and reveals the doubts and questions raised about his reign. Such as relations with Britain and France, their aspirations in Portugal and Aragon, love match or not, excess and extravagance in dress, his dealings with bishops and slaves, lust for power and his zeal for the faith, its authority and feminism, slaves and cross, devotion to the holy places, what killed Isabella and their path to the altars, etc. and reveals the true reality of his life and his works.
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