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ISABEL CLARA EUGENIA: FEMALE SOVEREIGNTY IN THE COURTS OF MADRID AND BRUSSELS. Ed. by Cordula van Wyhe. Centro de Estudios Europa Hispanica, Madrid, 2011. Published in association with Paul Holberton Publishing, London. 448 pp. with 211 ills. (196 col.). 29 x 21 cm. ISBN 9781907372223 In English.
This substantial scholarly volume provides an in-depth, interdisciplinary study of the cultural and political legacy of Isabel Clara Eugenia (1566-1633), the eldest daughter of Philip II of Spain and one of the most significant female political figures of the 17th century, presenting 14 well-illustrated essays that include discussions of the diplomatic activities undertaken on behalf of the Infanta by her court painter Peter Paul Rubens, and of the comprehensive commissioning and restoration of religious art and architecture initiated by the powerful Brussels court of Isabel and her husband, Archduke Albert of Austria.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Belgium, Spain — 1400-1600, 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 73,75,68
Worldwide Number: 077110
Hardcover $80.00    

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