A Companion to Global Queenship
A Companion to Global Queenship
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Chapter 1: Introduction: Placing Queenship into a Global Context Elena Woodacre SECTION I: Perceptions of Regnant Queenship Chapter 2: When the Emperor is a woman: the case of Wu Zetian ??? (624-705), the 'Emulator of Heaven'. Elisabetta Colla Chapter 3: Tamar of Georgia (1184-1213) and the Language of Female Power Lois Huneycutt Chapter 4: Regnant Queenship and Royal Marriage between the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Nobility of Western Europe Hayley Bassett Chapter 5: Queenship and Female Authority in The Sultanate of Delhi (1206 -1526 AD) Jyoti Phulera Chapter 6: Anna Jagiellon: A Female Political Figure in the Early Modern Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Katarzyna Kosior Chapter 7: Female Rule in Imperial Russia: Is Gender a Useful Category of Historical Analysis? Orel Beilinson Chapter 8: The Transformation of an Island Queen: Queen Béti of Madagascar Jane Hooper Chapter 9: Female Rangatira in Aotearoa New Zealand Aidan Norrie SECTION II: Practicing Co-rulership Chapter 10: The Social-Political Roles of the Princess in Kyivan Rus’, ca. 945-1240 Talia Zajac Chapter 11: Impressions of Welsh Queenship in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries Danna Messer Chapter 12: Queen Zaynab al-Nafzawiyya and the Building of a Mediterranean Empire in the Eleventh Century Maghreb Inês Lourinho Chapter 13: al-Dalfa’ and the Political Role of the umm al-walad in the Late Umayyad Caliphate of al-Andalus. Ana Miranda Chapter 14: The Khitan Empress Dowagers Yingtian and Chengtian in Liao China, 907-1125 Hang Lin Chapter 15: Dowager Queens and Royal Succession in Premodern Korea SeoKyung Han Chapter 16: The Ambiguities of Female Rule in Nayaka South India, Seventeenth-Eighteenth Centuries Lennart Bes SECTION III: Breaking Down Boundaries: Comparative Studies of Queenship Chapter 17: Helena’s Heirs: Two Eighth Century Queens Stefany Wragg Chapter 18: The Hohenstaufen women and the Differences between Aragonese and Greek Queenship Models. Lledó Ruiz Domingo Chapter 19: The 'honourable ladies' of Nasrid Granada: Female Power and Agency in the Alhambra (1400-1450) Ana Echevarría & Roser Salicrú i Lluch Chapter 20: Comparing the French Queen Regent and the Ottoman Validé Sultan during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Reneé Langlois Chapter 21: Queens and Courtesans in Japan and Early-Modern France Tracy Adams and Iain Fookes Chapter 22: The Figure of the Queen Mother in the European and African Monarchies, 1400-1800 Diana Pelaz Flores

Elena Woodacre (ed.)

A Companion to Global Queenship

This collection expands previous regional and individual studies of queenship and female political agency in order to engage in a comparative study of premodern female rule on a global scale. While the field of queenship studies and examinations of gender and power have been flourishing, the literature has tended to be dominated by studies of European royalty. This volume aims to embrace and develop the trend towards an increasingly global outlook for the field of queenship studies. Case studies of women from different periods, places, and religions are deliberately mixed to compare and contrast the realities of queenship in varied settings. Lesser studied examples of queens are provided alongside fresh perspectives on more familiar figures and regions. The authors increase our understanding of understudied individuals and groups of queens, and they encourage the comparison of the practice of queenship in the premodern era. This authoritative and comprehensive Companion will be required reading for all scholars and students of premodern gender and political studies.

Elena Woodacre

Elena Woodacre is a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History at the University of Winchester, UK. She is a specialist in queenship and royal studies and has published extensively in this area. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Studies Journal, the series editor for several book series in this field, the organizer of the Kings & Queens conference series, and the founder of the Royal Studies Network.