Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History - California World History Library 7 (Hardback)
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Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History - California World History Library 7 (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 10/06/2008
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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 archaeologists, these lively essays take us from Mayan states to twentieth-century Benin in Nigeria, to the palace of Japanese Shoguns, the Chinese Imperial courts, eighteenth-century Versailles, Mughal India, and beyond. Together they investigate how women's roles differed, how their roles changed over time, and how their histories can illuminate the structures of power and societies in which they lived. This work also furthers our understanding of how royal courts, created to project the authority of male rulers, maintained themselves through the reproductive and productive powers of women.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520254435
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm

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