The Imperial Wife

The Imperial Wife
Author: Irina Reyn
Publsiher: Bad Boys of Boulder
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-18
ISBN 10: 9781410495365
ISBN 13: 1410495361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Imperial Wife

The Imperial Wife
Author: Irina Reyn
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 1466887362
ISBN 13: 9781466887367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Governor s Wife

The Governor s Wife
Author: Mathilda Malling
Publsiher: Forgotten Books
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018-03-23
ISBN 10: 9780365364849
ISBN 13: 0365364843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Celestial Women

Celestial Women
Author: Keith McMahon
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1442255021
ISBN 13: 9781442255029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Imperial Women in Byzantium 1025 1204

Imperial Women in Byzantium 1025 1204
Author: Barbara Hill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN 10: 1317884663
ISBN 13: 9781317884668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Women Shall Not Rule

Women Shall Not Rule
Author: Keith McMahon
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN 10: 1442222905
ISBN 13: 9781442222908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Army Wives

Army Wives
Author: Midge Gillies
Publsiher: Aurum
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN 10: 1781315515
ISBN 13: 9781781315514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Most families have an army wife somewhere in their past. Over the centuries they have followed their men to the front, helped them keep order in far-flung parts of the empire or waited anxiously at home. Army Wives uses first hand accounts, letters and diaries to tell their story. We meet the wives who made the arduous journey to the Crimean war and witnessed battle at close quarters. We hear the story of life in the Raj and the, often terrifying, experiences of the women who lived through its dying days. We explore the pressures of being a modern army wife - whether living in barracks or trying to maintain a normal home life outside 'the patch'. In the twentieth century two world wars produced new generations of army wives who forged friendships that lasted into peacetime. Army Wives reveals their experience and that of a new breed of independent women who supported their men through the Cold War to the current war on terror. Midge Gillies, author of acclaimed The Barbed-Wire University, looks at how industrial warfare means husbands can survive battle with life-changing injuries that are both mental and physical - and what that means for their family. She describes how army wives communicate with their husbands - via letters and coded messages, to more immediate, but less intimate, texts and Skype. She examines bereavement, from the seances, public memorials and deaths in a foreign field of the Great War to the modern media coverage of flag-draped coffins returning home by military plane. Above all, Army Wives examines what it really means to be part of the 'army family'.

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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1833
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:555023941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ambassador s Wife

The Ambassador s Wife
Author: Catherine Grace Frances Gore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1863
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IBSR:BS000900664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ambassador s Wife

The Ambassador s Wife
Author: Mrs. Gore (Catherine Grace Frances)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1863
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: BL:A0017456760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Materials for an Anatomy of Personality in Late Imperial China

Materials for an Anatomy of Personality in Late Imperial China
Author: Paolo Santangelo
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2010-01-11
ISBN 10: 9047430972
ISBN 13: 9789047430971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Imperial Review

The Imperial Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1804
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CHI:100808132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Local Knowledge and Microidentities in the Imperial Greek World

Local Knowledge and Microidentities in the Imperial Greek World
Author: Tim Whitmarsh
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2010-07-22
ISBN 10: 0521761468
ISBN 13: 9780521761468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Mage s Rebellion The Imperial Series

Mage s Rebellion  The Imperial Series
Author: LA Quill
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2014-12-20
ISBN 10: 1304687554
ISBN 13: 9781304687555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

What Happened to Anna K

What Happened to Anna K
Author: Irina Reyn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-08-12
ISBN 10: 9781439123133
ISBN 13: 1439123136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A mesmerizing debut novel that reimagines Tolstoy's classic tragedy, Anna Karenina, for our time Vivacious thirty-seven-year-old Anna K. is comfortably married to Alex, an older, prominent businessman from her tight-knit Russian-Jewish immigrant community in Queens. But a longing for freedom is reignited in this bookish, overly romantic, and imperious woman when she meets her cousin Katia Zavurov's boyfriend, an outsider and aspiring young writer on whom she pins her hopes for escape. As they begin a reckless affair, Anna enters into a tailspin that alienates her from her husband, family, and entire world. In nearby Rego Park's Bukharian-Jewish community, twenty-seven-year-old pharmacist Lev Gavrilov harbors two secret passions: French movies and the lovely Katia. Lev's restless longing to test the boundaries of his sheltered life powerfully collides with Anna's. But will Lev's quest result in life's affirmation rather than its destruction? Exploring struggles of identity, fidelity, and community, What Happened to Anna K. is a remarkable retelling of the Anna Karenina story brought vividly to life by an exciting young writer.

The Governor s Wife madame Junot Pictures From The Imperial Court Of France 1806 1807

The Governor s Wife  madame Junot   Pictures From The Imperial Court Of France  1806 1807
Author: Mathilda Malling
Publsiher: Wentworth Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-03-24
ISBN 10: 9781011069613
ISBN 13: 101106961X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Imperial Capitals of China

The Imperial Capitals of China
Author: Arthur Cotterell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN 10: 1446448398
ISBN 13: 9781446448397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As China- the oldest continuous civilisation in existence- stands to become the most influential, with its economy expected to exceed that of the United States by 2020, Arthur Cotterell provides a panoramic sweep of an empire that lasted over two millennia through the imperial capitals that were the very foundations of each dynasty. Using original Chinese sources and eyewitness accounts he provides an inside view of the rich array of characters, political and ideological tensions, and technological genius that defined the imperial capitals of China, as each in turn is revealed, explored and celebrated. From the cosmological foundations of the first capital to the politics of empire and cataclysmic civil wars, this absorbing new book offers a level of insight indispensible for a true understanding of China today.

Emperors and Ancestors

Emperors and Ancestors
Author: Olivier Hekster
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0198736827
ISBN 13: 9780198736820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emperors and Ancestors Book Review:

Emperors and Ancestors is the first systematic analysis of the different ways in which imperial lineage was represented in the various 'media' through which images of emperors could be transmitted. Rather than focusing on individual rulers, Hekster evaluates evidence over an extended period of time and differentiates between various types of sources, such as inscriptions, sculpture, architecture, literary text, and particularly central coinage, whichforms the most convenient source material for a modern reconstruction of Roman representations over a prolonged period of time.

The Samurai s Wife

The Samurai s Wife
Author: Laura Joh Rowland
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2000-04-25
ISBN 10: 1429961678
ISBN 13: 9781429961677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Laws of England Highways streets and bridges Husband and wife Income tax

The Laws of England  Highways  streets  and bridges   Husband and wife   Income tax
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1911
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D03262360D
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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