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by Anne Walthall


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Mothers, wives, concubines, entertainers, attendants, officials, maids, drudges

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 archeologists, 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.

Anne Walthall is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. This book is made up of many essays dealing with the role of women in Palaces which run the gamut from Maya, to Korea, China, Byzantium,France,the Aztecs, the Ottomans etc. fifteen in all. She is author of Japan: A Cultural, Social, and Political History and The Weak Body of a Useless Woman: Matsuo Taseko and the Meiji Restoration, among other books. Each is by a different author and each one is fascinating. I originally bought the book because of the essay "The Vanished Women of Korea", being extremely interested in Korean History.

Introducing palace women. Mothers, wives, concubines, attendants, officials, maids, drudges. The women who worked and lived in palaces fulfilled diverse roles and served in many capacities.

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Mothers, wives, concubines, entertainers, attendants, officials, maids, drudges.

Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History. This is a series of essays giving a comparative view of the women who lived, worked, and served in royal courts. It is a welcome source given the power and influence of these women who lived in such high status environments. Many of the essays provide a look into less known arenas, such as women in the Classic Maya and Aztec royal courts, the royal harem of Benin, Nigeria, the Song court, and the situation of the royal family in postrevolutionary France.

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 archeologists, 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.

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This book is made up of many essays dealing with the role of women in Palaces which run the gamut from Maya, to Korea, China, Byzantium,France,the Aztecs, the Ottomans etc. fifteen in all. Each is by a different author and each one is fascinating. I originally bought the book because of the essay "The Vanished Women of Korea", being extremely interested in Korean History. That was very very interesting and the other essays were as well.

This book proves that history doesn't have to be boring. Comparing the roles and fates of women in disparate countries during different eras and situations reveals what they all have in common and also their importance to the various dynasties they served. For example Akbar the Great of the Mughal Empire in India left his mother in charge when he went to war.

For better or worse throughout the ages many of these women were the power behind the throne, sometimes literally such as the Sultana Valides who ruled from behind the Veil during their son' minority or the Korean Dowager Queens of the Joseon Dynasty who ruled from behind the bamboo curtain.

I highly recommend this book it is an excellent read.
Tat
A very academic book, practically lifted from college research papes
Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Anne Walthall
ISBN: 0520254430
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (June 10, 2008)
Pages: 400 pages