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Isabel of Burgundy the duchess who played politics in the age of Joan of Arc, 1397-1471 by Aline S. Taylor

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Published by Madison Books in Lanham, MD, USA .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Burgundy (France)

Subjects:

  • Isabelle de Portugal, duchesse de Bourgogne, 1397-1471,
  • Burgundy (France) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.,
  • Burgundy (France) -- History -- House of Valois, 1363-1477.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAline S. Taylor.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC611.B78 T39 2001
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxxiv, 232 p.
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3947295M
ISBN 101568332270
ISBN 109781568332277
LC Control Number2001034561

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  Taylor's accessible narrative history sets Isabel's life and her struggles for personal and financial independence against the fascinating backdrop of civil war, family feuds a Isabel (), third wife of Philip the Good Duke of Burgundy, played a powerful role in the court politics and foreign affairs of this small duchy until her machinations led to her banishment/5. Isabel of Burgundy is a colorful and compelling portrait of a Renaissance woman in a medieval world marked by almost perpetual warfare, court intrigue, plague, civil rebellion, and dynastic strife 4/5(2).   Isabel of Burgundy. by. Aline S. Taylor. Publication date. Topics. Isabelle de Portugal, duchesse de Bourgogne, , Burgundy (France) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography., Burgundy (France) -- History -- House of Valois, :   Recently, in reading the four volume series of books on the Valois Dukes of Burgundy by Richard Vaughan, I completed the one on Philip the Good and felt like I needed to revisit the life of Isabel in the context of her husband’s life and decided to re-read it.

It is surprising that Isabel of Burgundy has never had a biography before this book. Admittedly, the biography is a bit too full of speculation of how Isabel might have felt about her husbands philandering, her son's impetuosity that ended up destroying Burgundy's chances for independence, or the rebellious nature of her Flemish burghers/5(6). Isabella of Portugal (24 October – 1 May ), also known as the Empress of the Carnation, was Holy Roman Empress, Queen consort of Spain, Germany, and Italy, and Lady of the Netherlands by her marriage to Emperor Charles was the regent of Spain because of her husband's constant travels through Europe, ensuring that the kingdom remained independent of imperial policies and. Book Review: “Isabel of Burgundy” by Aline Taylor Posted on September 5, by Susan Abernethy The subtitle of this book is “The Duchess Who Played Politics in the Age of Joan of Arc, ”. I have to confess, I read this book a few years ago while doing some research. Isabel (), third wife of Philip the Good Duke of Burgundy, played a powerful role in the court politics and foreign affairs of this small duchy until her machinations led to her banishment.

Isabella of Austria (18 July – 19 January ), also known as Elizabeth, was queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden as the wife of King Christian was the daughter of King Philip I and Queen Joanna of Castile and the sister of Emperor Charles was .   This book is an exceptionally good book about Margaret of York, the last Duchess-consort of Burgundy from the Valois dynastie. This woman has to be seen in the context with her predecessor Isabel of Burgundy, who like her, fought for the independence of the duchy from the kingdom of s: 5. Aline S. Taylor is the author of Isabel of Burgundy ( avg rating, 19 ratings, 3 reviews, published ) and The French Baron of Pentagouet ( avg /5(3). Isabel of Burgundy. Lanham, Md.: Madison Books, © of betrothals and betrayals, of personal skirmishes and all-out war. Isabel of Burgundy is a colorful and compelling portrait of a Renaissance woman in a medieval world marked by almost perpetual warfare, court intrigue, plague.