The Imperial Wife

The Imperial Wife

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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”?

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Irina Reyn
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2016-07-19
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781466887367


The Imperial Wife

The Imperial Wife

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Irina Reyn
Publisher : Bad Boys of Boulder
Release : 2017-01-18
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 1410495361


Women Shall Not Rule

Women Shall Not Rule

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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 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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Keith McMahon
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2013-06-06
File : 310 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781442222908


Imperial Women In Byzantium 1025 1204

Imperial Women In Byzantium 1025 1204

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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 : History
Author by : Barbara Hill
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-11
File : 258 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317884668


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

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Release : 1833
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : OXFORD:555023941


The Imperial Review

The Imperial Review

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Genre : English literature
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Release : 1804
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : CHI:100808132


Materials For An Anatomy Of Personality In Late Imperial China

Materials For An Anatomy Of Personality In Late Imperial China

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How was the concept of 'personality' perceived in (late-imperial) China? Re-constructing the main features describing the individual, and firmly based on a variety of sources, this volume is a reflection on personality and its attributes in China.

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Genre : History
Author by : Paolo Santangelo
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2010-01-11
File : 540 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9789047430971


Local Knowledge And Microidentities In The Imperial Greek World

Local Knowledge And Microidentities In The Imperial Greek World

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A reappraisal of current ideas about Greek identity under the Roman empire, first published in 2010.

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Genre : History
Author by : Tim Whitmarsh
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010-07-22
File : 228 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780521761468


Mage S Rebellion The Imperial Series

Mage S Rebellion The Imperial Series

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Princess Calinda has always been a talented mage. As a child she astounded all her tutors. Even her formidable father, Emperor Damuk, acknowledged her talent. So much so that he trained her himself. Now Calinda is eighteen years old and a woman in her own right. All she wants is to serve the Empire like her father and brother. Unfortunately for her, there's one problem. She's a woman. Despite all her pleas, her parents will not allow her to serve in the Royal Guard. They expect her to marry and bear children, but young Callie has no intention of doing so. Desperate to avoid their plans for her, she sneaks out in the dark of the night, never expecting the great darkness she will soon be forced to confront. As the gathering Dark threatens to consume her, she must use all her skills to avoid disaster.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : LA Quill
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2014-12-20
File : 347 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781304687555


Empress Orchid

Empress Orchid

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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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Anchee Min
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2005
File : 336 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780618562039