The Imperial Wife

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

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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: un

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Celestial Women

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

Translated from classical Chinese texts for the first time comes this authoritative guide to two of China's most enduring ancient arts.

Great Women of Imperial Rome

Great Women of Imperial Rome
Author: Jasper Burns
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9781134131846
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Release: 2006-11-22
Editor: Routledge
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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, the study includes: a pregnant Roman princess who saves a Roman army through an act of personal heroism three third-century empresses who rule the most powerful state on Earth, presiding over unprecedented social and political reform an empress, though revered by her husband, is immortalized in history for infidelity and corruption by students of her greatest enemy. Jasper Burns paints portraits of these exceptional women that are colourful, sympathetic, and above all profoundly human. This book will be highly valuable to numismatists, students and scholars of Roman history or women’s studies.

The Imperial and Asiatic Quarterly Review and Oriental and Colonial Record

The Imperial and Asiatic Quarterly Review and Oriental and Colonial Record
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3009212
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Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Beginning Apr. 1895, includes the Proceedings of the East India Association.

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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A Tragedy in the Imperial Harem at Constantinople

A Tragedy in the Imperial Harem at Constantinople
Author: Mme. Adriana Delcambre Piazzi
Pages: 288
ISBN: HARVARD:HN62SW
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Release: 1883
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Imperial speaker readings and recitations ed by H A Viles

The Imperial speaker  readings and recitations ed  by H A  Viles
Author: Imperial speaker
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:600050626
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Release: 1873
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Imperial Lexicon of the English Language

The Imperial Lexicon of the English Language
Author: John Boag
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015039333706
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Release: 1850
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: un

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The Imperial Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Knowledge Unabridged

The Imperial Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Knowledge Unabridged
Author: Charles Annandale
Pages: 1015
ISBN: UCAL:$B623727
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Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Imperial China Trilogy

The Imperial China Trilogy
Author: Robert Elegant
Pages: 3240
ISBN: 9781504053747
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Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The complete New York Times–bestselling trilogy of historical fiction set in China, from an award-winning novelist and Pulitzer Prize finalist in journalism. Spanning over three centuries of Chinese history, New York Times–bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author Robert Elegant takes readers from the opulent courts and complex intrigue of the emperors to the bloody battlefields, and vividly recreates a richly detailed world where the quest for power and pleasure drives men and women to extremes of both loyalty and betrayal. In this special single-volume edition, the novels are presented in chronological historical order. Manchu: In this New York Times bestseller, soldier of fortune Francis Arrowsmith joins a Portuguese expedition to aid the decadent and corrupt Ming dynasty in its fight against the Manchu invaders. He embarks on an epic adventure that will merge his destiny with the fate of China itself. “Does for seventeenth-century China what James Clavell’s Shogun did for sixteenth-century Japan.” —The Christian Science Monitor Mandarin: In nineteenth-century China, imperial rule is crumbling as the Opium Wars and Taiping Rebellion rage. On the streets of Shanghai, a Jewish silk merchant tries to save his Chinese partner from a false accusation and corrupt penal system, while in the imperial palace the “Virtuous Concubine” Yehenala contrives to bear the opium-eating, syphilitic emperor’s only son, thus laying the foundation for her elevation to the pinnacle of power in China as the formidable empress dowager. “Exciting, historically accurate, a good read.” —The New York Times Dynasty: A New York Times bestseller, this epic of love and adultery, money and power, set amid the revolutionary turbulence of twentieth-century China, from the fall of the last emperor to the rise of Mao Tse-tung, follows the Sekloong dynasty of Hong Kong, a trading empire founded by Sir Jonathan, the illegitimate offspring of an Irish adventurer and his Chinese mistress, in all its triumphs, tragedies, betrayals, and bloodshed. “An action-packed novel . . . conjured up with perception and vigor.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Imperial Family Bible

The Imperial Family Bible
Author: Anonim
Pages: 1358
ISBN: UCLA:L0066765587
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Release: 1848
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Governor s Wife Madame Junot

The Governor s Wife  Madame Junot
Author: Mathilda Malling
Pages: 261
ISBN: NYPL:33433075867147
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Release: 1904
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Women and Class in Japanese History

Women and Class in Japanese History
Author: Hitomi Tonomura,Anne Walthall,Haruko Wakita
Pages: 330
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023632495
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Release: 1999
Editor: University of Michigan Center for
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women and Class in Japanese History marks an important moment not only in the study of gender and women in Japanese society but also in the development of collaborative efforts between Japanese and Western scholars on the subject. It is a product of half a decade of international seminars and discussions held among scholars of various disciplines and perspectives who share the goal of promoting a better understanding of the historical and contemporary constructions of gender in Japan. Their conclusions, presented in the fourteen essays in this volume, will attract people interested both in the history of Japan and the history of women.

The Senator Or Chronicle of the Proceedings and Debates of the Imperial Parliament

The Senator  Or  Chronicle of the Proceedings and Debates of the Imperial Parliament
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: CHI:099163811
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Release: 1801
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Empress Orchid

Empress Orchid
Author: Anchee Min
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0618562036
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Release: 2005
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fictional portrait of the last empress of China follows Orchid, a beautiful teenager from an aristocratic family, who is chosen to become a low-ranking concubine of the emperor and rises to a position of power in the Chinese court.

A Wife for the Pretender

A Wife for the Pretender
Author: Peggy Miller
Pages: 167
ISBN: UOM:39015065841432
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Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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