The Professor
Original title: La catedrática

The Professor

Original title: La catedrática

The fascinating story of Spain’s first female professor.

This is the moving chronicle of Luisa de Medrano, the first Spanish woman to become a professor, in the sixteenth century, at the University of Salamanca, the most prestigious center of knowledge in the Spanish-speaking world. Everything in Luisa’s life was extraordinary: daughter of aristocrats, she soon caught the attention of the Catholic Monarch Isabel, who called her to her side at the court to educate her daughters Juana and Catalina, and who was so impressed with her talents that supported her admission to the University of Salamanca.

Highlights The Professor


This is drama at its finest, a woman torn between her passion for literature and the limits society places on her.


A recreation of the court of Isabel I, of the heady days of the early printing press, of the era of Fadrique de Basilea, and above all of the climate at the famed University of Salamanca in the days of Beatriz Galindo and Cardinal Cisneros.

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Publishing date: | 336 pages | ISBN: 978-84-670-5052-3 | Imprint: Espasa

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