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Queenship and Power

Juana I

Legitimacy and Conflict in Sixteenth-Century Castile

Authors: Fleming, Gillian

  • Cuts through romantic myth-making about Juana ‘the Mad’ to rethink her as a key political figure
  • Examines the causes and circumstances of the comunero uprising of 1520–1522, perhaps the first modern revolutionary movement in Western Europe
  • Appeals to scholars of queenship and late medieval and early modern European and Spanish history
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About this book

This book examines the deep and lengthy crisis of legitimacy triggered by the death of Prince Juan of Castile and Aragon in 1497 and the subsequent ascent of Juana I to the throne in 1504. Confined by historiography and myth to the madwoman’s attic, Juana emerges here as a key figure at the heart of a period of tremendous upheaval, reaching its peak in the war of the Comunidades, or comunero uprising of 1520–1522. Gillian Fleming traces the conflicts generated by the ambitions of Juana’s father, husband and son, and the controversial marginalisation and imprisonment of Isabel of Castile’s legitimate heir. Analysing Juana’s problems and strategies, failures and successes, Fleming argues that the period cannot be properly understood without taking into account the long shadow that Juana I cast over her kingdoms and over a crucial period of transition for Spain and Europe.

About the authors

Gillian B. Fleming received her doctorate from the International History Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

Reviews

“An excellent scholarly biography of Queen Juana I, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella. … Fleming examines Juana’s political significance as Queen of Castile and places her within the context of sixteenth century attitudes toward female rule in the Iberian peninsula and beyond. … Well written, well researched and interesting to read. Highly recommended.” (Carolyn Harris, royalhistorian.com, June, 2018)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • In the Footsteps of Juana I

    Fleming, Gillian B.

    Pages 1-14

  • ‘Señora Archiduquesa’ (1496–1497)

    Fleming, Gillian B.

    Pages 15-34

  • A Troubled Transition (1497–1504)

    Fleming, Gillian B.

    Pages 35-61

  • Fernando’s House (1504–1505)

    Fleming, Gillian B.

    Pages 63-80

  • Castaway (1505–1506)

    Fleming, Gillian B.

    Pages 81-101

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74347-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74346-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Juana I
Book Subtitle
Legitimacy and Conflict in Sixteenth-Century Castile
Authors
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74347-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74347-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74346-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 356
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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