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Legends of the Renaissance: The Lives and Legacies of Ferdinand & Isabella

Colin Fluxman

Discover the lives and legacies of Ferdinand and Isabella, the most Catholic monarchs of Spain, who played a role in the Spanish Conquest, the expulsion of Jews from Spain, and the barbarity of the Spanish Inquisition. Although they are often blamed for their actions, they were respected and admired in their own time, even serving as a model for other monarchs. This audiobook by Charles River Editors provides an in-depth look at these influential figures of the Renaissance.

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Legends of the Renaissance: The Lives and Legacies of Ferdinand & Isabella

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? When historians are asked to pick a point in history when Western civilization was transformed and guided down the path to modernity, most of them point to the Renaissance.

Indeed, the Renaissance revolutionized art, philosophy, religion, sciences and math, with individuals like Galileo, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Dante, and Petrarch bridging the past and modern society. In Charles River Editors' Legends of the Renaissance, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of the most important men and women of the Renaissance in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain

Given the title the "most Catholic monarchs" by the Pope during their reign over Spain, Isabella and Ferdinand are often blamed for some of the greatest atrocities in history. Remembered primarily for commissioning Christopher Columbus's historical voyage to the New World in 1492, they have been assigned blame for the results of the Spanish Conquest, particularly the catastrophes that befell the Native Americans of the New World.

But their reign also had profound influences on the European continent, including the barbarity of the Spanish Inquisition and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. However, while the modern world finds it hard to look favorably on Ferdinand and Isabella, in their own time they were well-respected, admired, and even presented as a model for other monarchs.

About the Author

Charles River Editors is an audiobook publisher that creates captivating narratives and visually engaging books.

About the Publisher

Charles River Editors is an independent publisher of audiobooks and ebooks that help people understand history and the world.

Additional Info

Book Name: Legends of the Renaissance: The Lives and Legacies of Ferdinand & Isabella
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Charles River Editors
Narrators: Colin Fluxman
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs
Audiobook Length: 1H46M
Publisher: Charles River Editors
Language: English
Publish Date: 2017-08-17
Last Price: 6.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who are the most important men and women of the Renaissance?

Galileo, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Dante, and Petrarch were some of the most important men and women of the Renaissance.

What did the Renaissance revolutionize?

The Renaissance revolutionized art, philosophy, religion, sciences, and math.

What was Ferdinand and Isabella's role in history?

Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain were influential figures who are often blamed for some of the greatest atrocities in history, including the Spanish Conquest, the Spanish Inquisition, and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain.

What is Ferdinand and Isabella remembered for?

Ferdinand and Isabella are primarily remembered for commissioning Christopher Columbus's historical voyage to the New World in 1492.

How were Ferdinand and Isabella perceived in their own time?

In their own time, Ferdinand and Isabella were well-respected, admired, and even presented as a model for other monarchs.

Reviews

13 reviews for this audiobook
  • Sa
    Sarah 29-Sep-2023

    I absolutely loved this audiobook! Ferdinand and Isabella are captivating historical figures, and Charles River Editors did an amazing job bringing their stories to life. Highly recommend!

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    Mike 01-Oct-2023

    Wow, what a fascinating listen! This audiobook provides a deep dive into the lives and legacies of Ferdinand and Isabella. Charles River Editors' writing style is engaging and easy to follow. Thumbs up from me!

  • Em
    Emily 11-Oct-2023

    As a history enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The author's attention to detail and the way in which he presents the lives of Ferdinand and Isabella is commendable. Definitely worth a listen!

  • Jo
    John 23-Oct-2023

    I've always been intrigued by the Renaissance period, and this audiobook satisfied my curiosity. Charles River Editors did an excellent job shedding light on the fascinating lives of Ferdinand and Isabella. Highly recommended for history buffs!

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    Amy 04-Nov-2023

    This audiobook is a history lover's dream! The author skillfully weaves together the intricate stories of Ferdinand and Isabella, making me feel like I was right there with them. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!

  • Da
    David 04-Dec-2023

    I found this audiobook to be incredibly informative and engaging. Charles River Editors brings the Renaissance era to life through the captivating stories of Ferdinand and Isabella. A must-listen for history enthusiasts!

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    Jessica 10-Dec-2023

    I couldn't stop listening to this audiobook! The way the author describes the lives and accomplishments of Ferdinand and Isabella had me hooked from the start. Highly recommend for anyone interested in history.

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    Ryan 31-Dec-2023

    Charles River Editors did an excellent job with this audiobook. The narration was clear and engaging, keeping me hooked throughout. Ferdinand and Isabella's stories are truly captivating. Highly recommended!

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    Sophia 24-Jan-2024

    This audiobook paints a vivid picture of the Renaissance period and the impact of Ferdinand and Isabella. Charles River Editors has a knack for making history come alive. Thumbs up!

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    Daniel 02-Feb-2024

    Listening to this audiobook was a delight! The author's storytelling skills are exceptional, and he effortlessly transports listeners back in time to the era of Ferdinand and Isabella. A fantastic historical journey!

  • Em
    Emma 12-Feb-2024

    I thoroughly enjoyed diving into the lives of Ferdinand and Isabella through this audiobook. Charles River Editors' writing style is engaging, making history accessible and exciting. Highly recommend!

  • Ja
    Jason 23-Feb-2024

    If you're a fan of history, you don't want to miss this audiobook. Charles River Editors provides a comprehensive account of Ferdinand and Isabella's lives while keeping it entertaining and engaging. Two thumbs up!

  • Ol
    Olivia 30-Mar-2024

    This audiobook is a treasure trove of information about Ferdinand and Isabella. Charles River Editors expertly captures their significant contributions and the impact they had on Renaissance Spain. A must-listen for history lovers!

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