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Sex and Sensibility: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Peter Robb

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075110
eISBN:
9780199080885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075110.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This volume examines the diaries of Richard Blechynden, a surveyor, architect, and builder in Calcutta. Sifting through anecdotes, extracts, and stories from over eighty volumes of diaries and ... More


Conclusions

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

in Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book has looked at women belonging to and living under medieval Islamic dynasties by comprehensively covering women under the Fatimid dynasty. To this dynasty were linked those women who, on ... More


Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

John L. Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Passages in the Old Testament that tell of violence against women have received intense scrutiny from feminist biblical critics, who have also decried the way these women's terrifying stories have ... More


David, Saul, and the Presentation of the Judges

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Prior scholarship on the rise of David in 1 Samuel 1–2, Samuel 8 and the period of the Judges in the book of Judges tends to treat each as separate literary entities. An analysis of both of these ... More


Kin and Concubine

Peter Robb

in Sex and Sensibility: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075110
eISBN:
9780199080885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075110.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the second phase of Richard Blechynden’s relationship with Charlotte. This phase illustrates the differences of opinion about proper conduct, particularly the conflict between ... More


Inside the Palace Walls: Life at Court

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

in Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Having successfully fought against the Aghlabids, in 297/909 the Fatimids established themselves in the Aghlabids' former royal city of Raqqada by taking over their palaces and all the other ... More


Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Brian Pullan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book seeks to contribute to Italian social history and to deepen understanding of Catholic charity and social policy in past times. It focuses on two groups of disreputable (or at least ... More


Prostitutes and Concubines

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

One of the most fundamental characteristics of ancient slavery was the slave's lack of control over his or her own body. Slaves ‘were sexually available and completely subject to the will of their ... More


Polygamy and Sublime Passion: Sexuality in China on the Verge of Modernity

Keith McMahon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833763
eISBN:
9780824870805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833763.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

For centuries of Chinese history, polygamy and prostitution were closely linked practices that legitimized the “polygynous male,” the man with multiple sexual partners. Despite their strict ... More


Analysis of the Prices in Wife Sales

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Legal cases document a wide range of brideprices in wife sales, which usually constituted very substantial sums for the people involved (equivalent to several years’ grain supply or wages for ... More


Herself an Author: Gender, Agency, and Writing in Late Imperial China

Grace S. Fong

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831868
eISBN:
9780824869175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831868.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book addresses the critical question of how to approach the study of women's writing. It explores various methods of engaging in a meaningful way with a rich corpus of poetry and prose written ... More


Qing Imperial Women: Empresses, Concubines, and Aisin Gioro Daughters

Shuo Wang

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

During the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), when the Manchus ruled China, palace women played a significant role in maintaining Manchu ethnic identity and constructing a multiethnic empire. They can be ... More


Servants of the Inner Quarters: The Women of the Shogun's Great Interior

Hata Hisako

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

During the nineteenth century, a messenger named Fujinami made a career of working for the shogun; bringing this young woman into the palace was one way of recruiting new staff. In the common ... More


Concubines and Cloth: Women and Weaving in Aztec Palaces and Colonial Mexico

Susan Toby Evans

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

In contrast to the few imperial palaces with dozens of wives and concubines, most polygynous households in the Aztec period were probably much more modest. Spain's conquest of the Aztec Empire ... More


Women, Royalty, and Indigo Dyeing in Northern Nigeria, Circa 1500–1807

Heidi J. Nast

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapterk presents preliminary historical geographic evidence from three sites discovered in and near the ancient city-state of Kano, in northern Nigeria, that shows that as early as the 1500s, ... More


Introducing Palace Women

Barbara Watson Andaya

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book offers a comparative view of the women who lived, worked, and served in royal courts around the globe. It discusses the importance of palaces in providing the setting for the theater of ... More


‘A College, Monasterie … a House under Religious Orders’

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

in The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

The first woman to be permitted to join her husband in India was Elizabeth, the wife of Aaron Baker, in 1650 who then died before reaching her destination; but thereafter women were allowed to join ... More


Wives, Concubines, and Maids: Servitude and Kinship in the Hong Kong Region, 1900–1940

Rubie S. Watson

in Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069305
eISBN:
9780520910454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069305.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the ways in which servile status and gender inequality interact to create conditions of subordination and hierarchy within the household itself, arguing that the inequality ... More


Polygamy and Masculinity in China: Past and Present

Harriet Zurndorfer

in Changing Chinese Masculinities: From Imperial Pillars of State to Global Real Men

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208562
eISBN:
9789888313716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208562.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter traces the relationship of polygamy to masculinity from the Ming-Qing era to the present. It demonstrates how ideals of masculinity shifted from passing the civil service examinations ... More


An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

G. Rowley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japan in the early seventeenth century was a wild place. Serial killers stalked the streets of Kyoto at night, while noblemen and women mingled freely at the imperial palace, drinking saké and ... More


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