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Queenship and Power

Royal Women and Dynastic Loyalty

Editors: Dunn, Caroline, Carney, Elizabeth (Eds.)

  • Examines the ways in which royal women directly and indirectly shaped dynastic loyalty and disloyalty
  • Covers a broad chronological scope, from antiquity to the early modern era
  • Features a wide range of European and non-European dynasties 
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About this book

Royal women did much more to wield power besides marrying the king and producing the heir. Subverting the dichotomies of public/private and formal/informal that gender public authority as male and informal authority as female, this book examines royal women as agents of influence. With an expansive chronological and geographic scope—from ancient to early modern and covering Egypt, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and Asia Minor—these essays trace patterns of influence often disguised by narrower studies of government studies and officials. Contributors highlight the theme of dynastic loyalty by focusing on the roles and actions of individual royal women, examining patterns within dynasties, and considering what factors generated loyalty and disloyalty to a dynasty or individual ruler. Contributors show that whether serving as the font of dynastic authority or playing informal roles of child-bearer, patron, or religious promoter, royal women have been central to the issue of dynastic loyalty throughout the ancient, medieval, and modern eras. 

About the authors

Caroline Dunn teaches history at Clemson University, USA, and is the author of Stolen Women in Medieval England: Rape, Abduction, and Adultery c. 1100–1500 (2012).
Elizabeth Carney is Professor of History and Carol K. Brown Scholar in Humanities, Emerita, at Clemson University, USA. Her most recent book is King and Court in Ancient Macedonia: Rivalry, Treason and Conspiracy (2015).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Royal Women and Dynastic Loyalty

    Dunn, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • King’s Daughters, Sisters, and Wives: Fonts and Conduits of Power and Legitimacy

    Heckel, Waldemar

    Pages 19-30

  • From Family to Politics: Queen Apollonis as Agent of Dynastic/Political Loyalty

    Mirón, Dolores

    Pages 31-48

  • Queens and Their Children: Dynastic Dis/Loyalty in the Hellenistic Period

    Penrose, Walter Duvall, Jr

    Pages 49-65

  • On the Alleged Treachery of Julia Domna and Septimius Severus’s Failed Siege of Hatra

    Bertolazzi, Riccardo

    Pages 67-86

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75877-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75876-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Royal Women and Dynastic Loyalty
Editors
  • Caroline Dunn
  • Elizabeth Carney
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75877-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75877-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75876-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 199
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