The Imperial Wife

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  • Author : Irina Reyn
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • ISBN : 1466887362
  • Rating : 4/5 from 27 reviews
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The Imperial Wife

The Imperial Wife
  • Author : Irina Reyn
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 19 July 2016
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"The Imperial Wife is a smart, engaging novel that parallels two fascinating worlds and two singular women. Irina Reyn writes beautifully of immigrants, art and the vagaries of love". --Jess Walter, National Book Award finalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Ruins Two women's lives collide when a priceless Russian artifact comes to light. Tanya Kagan, a rising specialist in Russian art at a top New York auction house, is trying to entice Russia's wealthy oligarchs to

The Imperial Harem

The Imperial Harem
  • Author : Leslie P. Peirce
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 31 July 1993
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The unprecedented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is widely viewed as illegitimate and corrupting. This book examines the sources of royal women's power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition. By examining political action in the context of household networks, Leslie Peirce demonstrates that female power was a logical, indeed an intended, consequence of political structures. Royal women were custodians of sovereign power, training their

Chinese Women in the Imperial Past

Chinese Women in the Imperial Past
  • Author : Harriet Thelma Zurndorfer
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 31 December 1998
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The present volume is the result of a Leiden University workshop on women in imperial China by a group of international scholars. In recent years Chinese women and gender studies have attracted more and more attention, and this book is one of the first efforts to focus on major aspects of this subject. It covers a wide range of topics and disciplines, including bibliography, demography, history, legal studies, literature, history of medicine, and philosophy. Chinese Women in the Imperial Past

Celestial Women

Celestial Women
  • Author : Keith McMahon
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 21 April 2016
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This volume completes Keith McMahon’s acclaimed history of imperial wives and royal polygamy in China. Avoiding the stereotype of the emperor’s plural wives as mere victims or playthings, the book considers empresses and concubines as full-fledged participants in palace life, whether as mothers, wives, or go-betweens in the emperor’s relations with others in the palace. Although restrictions on women’s participation in politics increased dramatically after Empress Wu in the Tang, the author follows the strong and

Women Shall Not Rule

Women Shall Not Rule
  • Author : Keith McMahon
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 06 June 2013
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Chinese rulers guaranteed male successors by taking multiple wives, sometimes in the thousands. Women Shall Not Rule is a fascinating history of the imperial wives and concubines, especially in light of the greatest challenges to polygamous harmony—rivalry between women and their attempts to engage in politics. Keith McMahon, a leading expert on the history of gender in China, draws upon decades of research to describe polygamous emperors and women rulers throughout Chinese history. Displaying rare historical breadth, his lively

Great Women of Imperial Rome

Great Women of Imperial Rome
  • Author : Jasper Burns
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 November 2006
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Drawing from a broad range of documentation this book vividly characterizes eleven royal women who are brought visually to life through photographs of over 300 ancient coins and through the author's own illustrations. Spanning the period from the death of Julius Caesar in 44BC to the third century AD, and with an epilogue surveying empresses of later eras, the author's compelling biographies reveal their remarkable contributions towards the legacy of Imperial Rome. Examining the wives, daughters, sisters and mothers of emperors,

Great Women of Imperial Rome

Great Women of Imperial Rome
  • Author : Jasper Burns
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 November 2006
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Drawing from a broad range of documentation this book vividly characterizes eleven royal women who are brought visually to life through photographs of over 300 ancient coins and through the author's own illustrations. Spanning the period from the death of Julius Caesar in 44BC to the third century AD, and with an epilogue surveying empresses of later eras, the author's compelling biographies reveal their remarkable contributions towards the legacy of Imperial Rome. Examining the wives, daughters, sisters and mothers of emperors,

Imperial Women in Byzantium 1025 1204

Imperial Women in Byzantium 1025 1204
  • Author : Barbara Hill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 June 2014
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This book will be essential reading for anyone studying Byzantine history in this period. It ranges in time from the death of the emperor Basil II in 1025 to the sacking of the city of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusaders in 1204, spanning the rise and fall of the successful Komnenos dynasty. Eleventh-century Byzantine history is unusual in that imperial women were able to wield immense power and in this ground-breaking book Dr Hill explores why this was possible and, equally, why