Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree

Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree Tariq Ali tells us the story of the aftermath of the fall of Granada by narrating a family saga of those who tried to survive after the collapse of their world Ali is particularly deft at evoking what life must have been like for those doomed inhabitants, besieged on all sides by intolerant

By Fire, By Water

By Fire, By Water Luis de Sant ngel, chancellor to the court and longtime friend of the lusty King Ferdinand, has had enough of the Spanish Inquisition As the power of Inquisitor General Tom s de Torquemada grows, so does the brutality of the Spanish church and the suspicion and paranoia it inspires When a dear

Ferdinand and Isabella Paper Dolls

Ferdinand and Isabella Paper Dolls The opulence and glory of 15th century Spain come to life with this collection featuring two of the country s most powerful rulers Figures of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella are accompanied by brocaded gowns and robes, ermine and jewel trimmed capes, suits of armor, and other regal apparel 2

Ferdinand and Isabella

Ferdinand and Isabella This book is about a couple, not a single, dominant ruler Thus it raises issues of gender, and the dynamics of a marriage over thirty five years, as well as the practice of monarchical power The reader sees Ferdinand and Isabella struggle to establish their regime, and then work out an elaborate

Isabel the Queen: Life and Times

Isabel the Queen: Life and Times Isabel of Castile was one of the most influential monarchs ever known, the central figure in some of the most potent and far reaching events in world history She supported the Spanish Inquisition which tortured and punished or had executed thousands of baptized Christians accused of practicing