The Imperial Wife

The Imperial Wife
Author: Irina Reyn
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781466887367
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Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

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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 “Imperial Wife”?

The Imperial Wife

The Imperial Wife
Author: Irina Reyn
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1410495361
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Release: 2017-01-18
Editor: Bad Boys of Boulder
Language: en

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Women Shall Not Rule

Women Shall Not Rule
Author: Keith McMahon
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781442222908
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Release: 2013-06-06
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 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.

The Imperial Guide to Feng Shui Chinese Astrology

The Imperial Guide to Feng Shui   Chinese Astrology
Author: Thomas F Aylward
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781780283319
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Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: Watkins Media Limited
Language: en

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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.

Celestial Women

Celestial Women
Author: Keith McMahon
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781442255029
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Release: 2016-04-21
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

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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 active women, of both high and low rank, who continued to appear. They counseled emperors, ghostwrote for them, oversaw succession when they died, and dominated them when they were weak. They influenced the emperor’s relationships with other women and enhanced their aura and that of the royal house with their acts of artistic and religious patronage. Dynastic history ended in China when the prohibition that women should not rule was defied for the final time by Dowager Cixi, the last great monarch before China’s transformation into a republic.

The Imperial Family Bible

The Imperial Family Bible
Author: Anonim
Pages: 1358
ISBN: UCLA:L0066765579
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Release: 1848
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Governor s Wife

The Governor s Wife
Author: Mathilda Malling
Pages: 268
ISBN: 0365364843
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Release: 2018-03-23
Editor: Forgotten Books
Language: en

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Excerpt from The Governor's Wife: Pictures From the Imperial Court of France, 1806-1807 Car mon coeur abondait en souvenirs fldéles. Dans notre ciel sinistre et sur nos tristes jours Ton noble esprit planait avec de nobles ailes. Comma nu aigle souvent, comme nu ange toujours. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Imperial Animal

The Imperial Animal
Author: Anonim
Pages: 308
ISBN: 1412837367
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Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Transaction Publishers
Language: en

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The Imperial Animal offers a compelling perspective on the controversy over humans and their biology. This now-classic study is about the social bonds that hold us together and the antisocial theories that drive us apart. The authors divulge how the evolutionary past of the species, reflected in genetic codes, determines our present and coerces our future. In the new introduction, Tiger and Fox outline their reasons for originally writing the book as well as the process they used to do their research.

Transmigration Prince s Modern Wife

Transmigration  Prince   s Modern Wife
Author: Lv Xiuzi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781636543802
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Release: 2020-09-17
Editor: Funstory
Language: en

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When modern poison doctors fought the ancient evil kings, they relied on tactics and wily tactics. Let's see who could tame who.

Imperial Women in Byzantium 1025 1204

Imperial Women in Byzantium 1025 1204
Author: Barbara Hill
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781317884668
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Release: 2014-06-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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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.

The Imperial magazine or Compendium of religious moral philosophical knowledge Vol 1 12 2nd ser ed by S Drew Vol 1 4

The Imperial magazine  or  Compendium of religious  moral    philosophical knowledge  Vol 1 12  2nd ser   ed  by S  Drew   Vol 1 4
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555023938
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A New Institute of the Imperial Or Civil Law

A New Institute of the Imperial Or Civil Law
Author: Thomas Wood
Pages: 342
ISBN: PRNC:32101076454709
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Release: 1730
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Imperial Magazine

The Imperial Magazine
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433081686176
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Release: 1833
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance

Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance
Author: L. Dryden
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780230597075
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Release: 1999-11-24
Editor: Springer
Language: en

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Linda Dryden places Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands , 'Karain', and Lord Jim in the context of the nineteenth-century imperial romance. Through the thwarted dreams and aspirations of his central characters she argues that Conrad exposes the empty promises of such fiction and challenges assumptions about the superiority of European imperialists and the imperial venture itself. Using illustrations from and references to many well-known novels of Empire, Dryden demonstrates how Conrad's Malay fiction alludes to the conventions and stereotypes of popular imperial fiction.

Little Rural Wife

Little Rural Wife
Author: Mo GuZi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781649759269
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Release: 2020-07-15
Editor: Funstory
Language: en

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Liu Qingshan had once married a servant girl, so the people of the village all laughed at him.But not long after, they could no longer laugh. Because the legendary Su Yun, who was supposed to be untouchable and unstoppable, was not only able to earn money, but also had a unique character. She was not as useless as everyone had said!

Italy and Her Invaders The imperial restoration 535 553 1885

Italy and Her Invaders  The imperial restoration  535 553  1885
Author: Thomas Hodgkin
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCR:31210010822573
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Release: 1896
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Imperial Magazine

The Imperial Magazine
Author: Samuel Drew
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015065355359
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Release: 1831
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Ambassador s Wife

The Ambassador s Wife
Author: Mrs. Gore (Catherine Grace Frances)
Pages: 217
ISBN: BL:A0017456760
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Release: 1863
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Governor s Wife Pictures from the Imperial Court of France 1806 1807

The Governor s Wife  Pictures from the Imperial Court of France  1806 1807
Author: Ingrid Mathilda Malling
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:877289759
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Release: 1904
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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