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"Tracy Adams has done an excellent job of showing how Isabeau of Bavaria’s evil reputation is a myth for which there is no substantial evidence. This work refashions our understanding of Isabeau’s place in the struggle between the Armagnacs and Burgundians and throws light on the circumstances out of which Christine de Pizan’s works emerged."

"This is a fascinating reassessment of medieval French history."

"Adams's technically proficient work warrants a place in a series devoted to rethinking theoretical models and approaches."

"This is a remarkable book that warrants a long and detailed review."

"Adams has produced an extremely interesting book, which will undoubtedly encourage further debate about Isabeau of Bavaria... a stimulating and thought provoking read."

"This book is of use to all historians who want to rethink critically the basic tenets of how we approach our subjects and the various ways in which we analyse, interpret, and criticize their actions and make or unmake their historical reputations."

"The rich palette of information contained in The Life and Afterlife renders it an extremely significant contribution to the process of transforming a blackened legend into an appropriately illuminated image."