Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Macmillan
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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 bid on the biggest sale of her career, The Order of Saint Catherine, while making sense of the sudden and unexplained departure of her husband. As questions arise over the provenance of the Order and auction fever kicks in, Reyn takes us into the world of Catherine the Great, the infamous 18th-century empress who may have owned the priceless artifact, and who it turns out faced many of the same issues Tanya wrestles with in her own life. Suspenseful and beautifully written, The Imperial Wife asks whether we view female ambition any differently today than we did in the past. Can a contemporary marriage withstand an โ€œImperial Wifeโ€?

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Genre : History
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN_10 : 9781442222908
Copyright Year : 2013-06-06
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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 harmonyโ€”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 and fascinating study will be invaluable as a comprehensive and authoritative resource for all readers interested in the domestic life of royal palaces across the world.

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๐Ÿ“’ Chinese Women In The Imperial Past by Harriet Thelma Zurndorfer

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN_10 : 9004110658
Copyright Year : 1998-12-31
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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 can rightly be seen as connected with the new Brill journal "NAN NU, Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China," which was founded to provide the scholarly community with a lasting forum in which the subject of Chinese women and gender can be dealt with in its own right.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
ISBN_10 : 9781780283319
Copyright Year : 2012-01-01
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Translated from classical Chinese texts for the first time comes this authoritative guide to two of China's most enduring ancient arts.

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Genre : Asia
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : UCAL:B3009210
Copyright Year : 1894
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Beginning Apr. 1895, includes the Proceedings of the East India Association.

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ISBN_10 : OXFORD:600050626
Copyright Year : 1873
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Genre : History
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781317884668
Copyright Year : 2014-06-11
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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 they lost their position of influence a century later.

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Genre : Europe
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ISBN_10 : UOM:39015012338193
Copyright Year : 1896
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๐Ÿ“’ The Samurai S Wife by Laura Joh Rowland

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Minotaur Books
ISBN_10 : 9781429961677
Copyright Year : 2000-04-25
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Far from the Shogun's court at Edo, Most Honorable Investigator Sano Ichiro begins the most challenging case of his career. Upon the insistence of his strong-willed and beautiful wife Reiko, Sano arrives with her at the emperor's palace to unmask the murderer--who possesses the secret of kiai, "the spirit city," a powerful scream that can kill instantly. A high Kyoto official is the victim. Treading carefully through a web of spies, political intrigue, forbidden passions, and intricate plots, Sano and Reiko must struggle to stay ahead of the palace storm--and outwit a cunning killer. But as they soon discover, solving the case means more than their survival. For if they fail, Japan could be consumed in the bloodiest war it has ever seen... A legendary land comes alive in this compelling murder mystery set in seventeenth-century Japan. Filled with finely drawn characters and suspenseful plot twists, Laura Joh Rowland's The Samurai's Wife is a novel as complex, vivid, and artful as the glorious, lost world it portrays.

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๐Ÿ“’ The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 0743428188
Copyright Year : 2003-02-18
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The story of Mehrunnisa, the daughter of servents who became the an empresses of the Mughal empire.

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