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Servants of the dynasty : palace women in world history

Author: Anne Walthall
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Series: California world history library, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mothers, wives, concubines, entertainers, attendants, officials, maids, drudges. By offering the first comparative view of the women who lived, worked, and served in royal courts around the globe, this work opens a new perspective on the monarchies that have dominated much of human history. Written by leading historians, anthropologists, and archeologists, these lively essays take us from Mayan states to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Servants of the dynasty.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007051011
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Walthall
ISBN: 0520941519 9780520941519 1281752657 9781281752659
OCLC Number: 560506301
Notes: "An Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanities"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 381 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Women and the performance of power in early modern Southeast Asia / Barbara Watson Andaya --
Women in classic Maya royal courts / Takeshi Inomata --
Women and power at the Byzantine court / Kathryn M. Ringrose --
Beyond harem walls : Ottoman royal women and the exercise of power / Leslie P. Peirce --
Mughal palace women / Ruby Lal --
Politics in an African royal harem : women and seclusion at the royal court of Benin, Nigeria / Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan --
Qing imperial women : empresses, concubines, and Aisin Gioro daughters / Shuo Wang --
Royal women of Ivan IV's family and the meaning of forced tonsure / Isolde Thyrêt --
Servants of the inner quarters : the women of the Shogun's Great Interior / Hata Hisako --
Women of Versailles, 1682-1789 / Kathryn Norberg --
Concubines and cloth : women and weaving in Aztec palaces and colonial Mexico / Susan Toby Evans --
Women, royalty, and indigo dyeing in Northern Nigeria, circa 1500-1807 / Heidi J. Nast --
Gender and entertainment at the Song court / Beverly Bossler --
Vanished women of Korea : the anonymity of texts and the historicity of subjects / JaHyun Kim Haboush --
Perils of the sentimental family for royalty in postrevolutionary France : the case of Queen Marie-Amélie / Jo Burr Margadant.
Series Title: California world history library, 7.
Responsibility: edited by Anne Walthall.

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