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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Author by Irina Reyn
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ISBN Number 9781466887367

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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Author by Keith McMahon
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781442222908

The Imperial Guide To Feng Shui Chinese Astrology


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Translated from classical Chinese texts for the first time comes this authoritative guide to two of China's most enduring ancient arts.

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Author by Thomas F Aylward
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
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ISBN Number 9781780283319

Chinese Women In The Imperial Past


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The present volume is the result of a Leiden University workshop on women in imperial China by a group of international scholars. In recent years Chinese women and gender studies have attracted more and more attention, and this book is one of the first efforts to focus on major aspects of this subject. It covers a wide range of topics and disciplines, including bibliography, demography, history, legal studies, literature, history of medicine, and philosophy. Chinese Women in the Imperial Past can rightly be seen as connected with the new Brill journal "NAN NU, Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China," which was founded to provide the scholarly community with a lasting forum in which the subject of Chinese women and gender can be dealt with in its own right.

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Author by Harriet Thelma Zurndorfer
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9004110658

The Imperial Family Bible


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ISBN Number UCLA:L0066765579

The Imperial Animal


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The Imperial Animal offers a compelling perspective on the controversy over humans and their biology. This now-classic study is about the social bonds that hold us together and the antisocial theories that drive us apart. The authors divulge how the evolutionary past of the species, reflected in genetic codes, determines our present and coerces our future. In the new introduction, Tiger and Fox outline their reasons for originally writing the book as well as the process they used to do their research.

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ISBN Number 1412837367

The Imperial Magazine Or Compendium Of Religious Moral Philosophical Knowledge


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ISBN Number HARVARD:32044092644798

The Imperial And Asiatic Quarterly Review And Oriental And Colonial Record


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Beginning Apr. 1895, includes the Proceedings of the East India Association.

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The Imperial Magazine


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ISBN Number NYPL:33433081686184

A New Institute Of The Imperial Or Civil Law With Notes In Four Books


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Author by Thomas Wood
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