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William H. Prescott
History Of The Reign Of Ferdinand And Isabella, The Catholic.



TO
THE HONORABLE
WILLIAM PRESCOTT, LL.D.,
THE GUIDE OF MY YOUTH,
MY BEST FRIEND IN RIPER YEARS,
THESE VOLUMES,
WITH THE WARMEST FEELINGS OF FILIAL AFFECTION,
ARE RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.



Preface To The First Edition.
Preface To The Third English Edition.
Introduction I: View Of The Castilian Monarchy Before The Fifteenth Century.
Introduction II: Review Of The Constitution Of Aragon To The Middle Of The Fifteenth Century.

Part First. 1406-1492.

The Period When The Different Kingdoms Of Spain Were First United Under One Monarchy, And A Thorough Reform Was Introduced Into Their Internal Administration; Or The Period Exhibiting Most Fully The Domestic Policy Of Ferdinand And Isabella.
State Of Castile At The Birth Of Isabella. Reign Of John II., Of Castile.
Condition Of Aragon During The Minority Of Ferdinand.--Reign Of John II., Of Aragon.
Reign Of Henry IV., Of Castile--Civil War.--Marriage Of Ferdinand And Isabella.
Factions In Castile.--War Between France And Aragon.--Death Of Henry IV., Of Castile.
Accession Of Ferdinand And Isabella.--War Of The Succession.--Battle Of Toro.
Internal Administration Of Castile.
Establishment Of The Modern Inquisition.
Review Of The Political And Intellectual Condition Of The Spanish Arabs Previous To The War Of Granada.
War Of Granada.--Surprise Of Zahara.--Capture Of Alhama.
War Of Granada.--Unsuccessful Attempt On Loja.--Defeat In The Axarquia.
War Of Granada.--General View Of The Policy Pursued In The Conduct Of This
Internal Affairs Of The Kingdom.--Inquisition In Aragon.
War Of Granada.--Surrender Of Velez Malaga.--Siege And Conquest Of Malaga.
War Of Granada.--Conquest Of Baza.--Submission Of El Zagal.
War Of Granada.--Siege And Surrender Of The City Of Granada.
Application Of Christopher Columbus At The Spanish Court.
Expulsion Of The Jews From Spain.
Attempted Assassination Of Ferdinand.--Return And Second Voyage Of
Castilian Literature.--Cultivation Of The Court.--Classical Learning.--
Castilian Literature.--Romances Of Chivalry.--Lyrical Poetry.-The Drama.

Part Second. 1493-1517.

The Period When, The Interior Organization Of The Monarchy Having Been Completed, The Spanish Nation Entered On Its Schemes Of Discovery And Conquest; Or The Period Illustrating More Particularly The Foreign Policy Of Ferdinand And Isabella.
Italian Wars.--General View Of Europe.--Invasion Of Italy By Charles Viii.
Italian Wars.--Retreat Of Charles Viii.--Campaigns Of Gonsalvo De
Italian Wars.--Gonsalvo Succors The Pope.--Treaty With France.--
Alliances Of The Royal Family.--Death Of Prince John And Princess
Death Of Cardinal Mendoza.--Rise Of Ximenes.--Ecclesiastical Reform.
Ximenes In Granada--Persecution, Insurrection, And Conversion Of The Moors.
Rising In The Alpuxarras.--Death Of Alonso De Aguilar.--Edict Against The Moors.
Columbus.--Prosecution Of Discovery.--His Treatment By The Court.
Spanish Colonial Policy.
Italian Wars.--Partition Of Naples.--Gonsalvo Overruns Calabria.
Italian Wars.--Rupture With France.--Gonsalvo Besieged In Barleta.
Italian Wars.--Negotiations With France.--Victory Of Cerignola.--Surrender Of Naples.
Negotiations With France.--Unsuccessful Invasion Of Spain.--Truce.
Italian Wars.--Condition Of Italy.--French And Spanish Armies On The Garigliano.
Italian Wars.--Rout Of The Garigliano.--Treaty With France.--Gonsalvo's Military Conduct.
Illness And Death Of Isabella.--Her Character.
Ferdinand Regent.--His Second Marriage.--Dissensions With Philip.-- Resignation Of The Regency.
Columbus.--His Return To Spain.--His Death.
Reign And Death Of Philip I.--Proceedings In Castile.--Ferdinand Visits Naples.
Ferdinand's Return And Regency.--Gonsalvo's Honors And Retirement.
Ximenes.--Conquests In Africa--University Of Alcala.--Polyglot Bible.
Wars And Politics Of Italy. 1508-1513.
Conquest Of Navarre.
Death Of Gonsalvo De Cordova.--Illness And Death Of Ferdinand.--His Character.
Administration, Death, And Character Of Cardinal Ximenes.
General Review Of The Administration Of Ferdinand And Isabella.
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