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Daughters of Rome

By Kate Quinn
  • ISBN Code: : 1101478950
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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A fast-paced historical novel about two women with the power to sway an empire, from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Rose Code. A.D. 69. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. Everything will change—especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome. Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister Marcella is more aloof, content to witness history rather than make it. But when a bloody coup turns their world upside-down, both women must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. In the end, though, there can only be one Emperor...and one Empress.

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A tale of love, power and intrigue from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Rose Code. Powerful, prosperous, and expanding ever farther into the untamed world, the Roman Empire has reached its peak under the rule of the beloved Emperor Trajan. But neither he nor his reign can last forever... Brash and headstrong, Vix is a celebrated ex-gladiator returned to Rome to make his fortune. The sinuous, elusive Sabina is a senator's daughter who craves adventure. Sometimes lovers, sometimes enemies, Vix and Sabina are united by their devotion to Trajan. But others are already maneuvering in the shadows. Trajan's ambitious Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And the aristocratic politician Hadrian—who is both the Empress's ruthless protégé and Vix's mortal enemy—has ambitions he confesses to no one, ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy. When Trajan falls, they all will be caught in a deadly whirlwind that may seal their fates, and that of the entire Roman Empire...

Daughter of Carthage, Son of Rome

By Kate Q. Johnson
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  • Publisher : Bellastoria Press
  • Book Code : 194220986X
  • Total of Pages : 321
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 418
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Italy, 218 BC. War rages between Rome and Carthage, the two greatest civilizations in the Mediterranean. Elissa Mago is a young Carthaginian aristocrat escaping an unwanted marriage and an unforgiving father. She’s captured by Marcus Gracchus, a centurion in the legions of the Roman Republic—and a man who has begun to question his allegiance to Rome’s treacherous leaders.  Forced to march with his legion across Italy, Elissa struggles to reconcile her loyalty to Carthage with her growing attraction to the brave and conflicted centurion. Even as battle between their people draws near, Marcus is captivated by Elissa's beauty and defiance. But what is he willing to lose to find something truly worth fighting for? And when war finally engulfs them, will Elissa yield her heart in time to choose where she belongs? As Carthage is destroyed in a struggle that will reverberate through history, they’ll learn if love can conquer even the most fated of endings.

To Have a Husband

By Carole Mortimer
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 9781459202979
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 454
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Quinn McBride insisted that the man Harrie had been casually dating was a blackmailer! Harrie had no choice but to spend time—too much time—with the arrogant Quinn, who was determined to stop the blackmailer in his tracks. Harrie didn't know if she could trust or believe Quinn; the only thing she was sure about was that, no matter how hard she fought against it, she found him incredibly attractive....

Political Culture and the Making of Modern Nation-States

By Edward Weisband,Courtney I P Thomas
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317254104
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 986
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This book focuses on transformations of political culture from times past to future-present. It defines the meaning of political culture and explores the cultural values and institutions of kinship communities and dynastic intermediaries, including chiefdoms and early states. It systematically examines the rise and gradual universalization of modern sovereign nation-states. Contemporary debates concerning nationality, nationalism, citizenship, and hyphenated identities are engaged. The authors recount the making of political culture in the American nation-state and look at the processes of internal colonialism in the American experience, examining how major ethnic, sectarian, racial, and other distinctions arose and congealed into social and cultural categories. The book concludes with a study of the Holocaust, genocide, crimes against humanity, and the political cultures of violation in post-colonial Rwanda and in racialized ethno-political conflicts in various parts of the world. Struggles over legitimacy in nation-building and state-building are at the heart of this new take on the important role of political culture.

Rome's Christian Empress

By Joyce E. Salisbury
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421417014
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : History
  • Members : 134
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Compulsively readable, Rome’s Christian Empress is the first full-length work to give this fascinating and complex ruler her due.

Shakespeare's Fathers and Daughters

By Oliver Ford Davies
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474290159
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 110
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A theme that obsessed Shakespeare in over 20 plays from Titus Andronicus to The Tempest was the relationship between a daughter and her father. This study traces chronologically the development of this theme, relating it to the little we know of his own two daughters, and sheds new light on his exploration of the family that so dominated his approach to drama. Drawing on a lifetime's experience of playing Shakespearean roles, Oliver Ford Davies, a former university lecturer and now an Honorary Associate Artist of the RSC and Olivier Award winner, has written an engaging and deeply researched study of a topic that has intrigued him from playing Capulet in 1967, King Lear in 2002, to Polonius in 2008.

Gender, Tradition, and Romans

By Cristina Grenholm,Daniel Patte
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 0567496732
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 866
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From a gender perspective, Romans differs from many biblical texts. It contains few explicit mentions of gender, no household code and it has been understood as promoting universalism. This volume joins several feminist commentators in showing how crucial Romans is for understanding Paul's view of gender. Divided into three parts: mapping traditions in Romans, challenging gendered traditions in Romans, and gender and the authority of Romans, the concluding essays ask: Does scriptural criticism really do justice to feminist concerns? Both avenues and obstacles for feminist scholars interpreting Romans are pointed out.

Spanish Rome, 1500-1700

By Thomas James Dandelet
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300133774
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 747
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In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Rome was an aged but still vigorous power while Spain was a rising giant on track toward becoming the world’s most powerful and first truly global empire. This book tells the fascinating story of the meeting of these two great empires at a critical moment in European history. Thomas Dandelet explores for the first time the close relationship between the Spanish Empire and Papal Rome that developed in the dynamic period of the Italian Renaissance and the Spanish Golden Age. The author examines on the one hand the role the Spanish Empire played in shaping Roman politics, economics, culture, society, and religion and on the other the role the papacy played in Spanish imperial politics and the development of Spanish absolutism and monarchical power. Reconstructing the large Spanish community in Rome during this period, the book reveals the strategies used by the Spanish monarchs and their agents that successfully brought Rome and the papacy under their control. Spanish ambassadors, courtiers, and merchants in Rome carried out a subtle but effective conquest by means of a distinctive “informal” imperialism, which relied largely on patronage politics. As Spain’s power grew, Rome enjoyed enormous gains as well, and the close relations they developed became a powerful influence on the political, social, economic, and religious life not only of the Iberian and Italian peninsulas but also of Catholic Reformation Europe as a whole.

Daughters of God, Subordinates of Men

By Lesly F. Massey
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476621438
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 350
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Christianity faces a dilemma with regard to the status of women. Despite advances, female subordination remains a predominant social and religious paradigm in a number of modern cultures. Among Christians, the primary justification for patriarchy has been the story of Adam and Eve, along with seven key New Testament texts rooted in the notion that female subordination is the will of God. This book provides a critical analysis of womanhood in the major cultures that formed the backdrop for the emergence of Christianity: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Judaism, Greece, Rome and the Mystery Cults. The author connects the subordination of women to slavery and other forms of social and political dominance that were taken for granted in the ancient world, and demonstrates their influence on various New Testament texts concerning the status of women in the home and church.

The Medici Women

By Natalie R. Tomas
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351885820
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : History
  • Members : 132
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The Medici Women is a study of the women of the famous Medici family of Florence in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Natalie Tomas examines critically the changing contribution of the women in the Medici family to the eventual success of the Medici regime and their exercise of power within it; and contributes to our historical understanding of how women were able to wield power in late medieval and early modern Italy and Europe. Tomas takes a feminist approach that examines the experience of the Medici women within a critical framework of gender analysis, rather than biography. Using the relationship between gender and power as a vantage point, she analyzes the Medici women's uses of power and influence over time. She also analyzes the varied contemporary reactions to and representation of that power, and the manner in which the women's actions in the political sphere changed over the course of the century between republican and ducal rule (1434-1537). The narrative focuses especially on how women were able to exercise power, the constraints placed upon them, and how their gender intersected with the exercise of power and influence. Keeping the historiography to a minimum and explaining all unfamiliar Italian terms, Tomas makes her narrative clear and accessible to non-specialists; thus The Medici Women appeals to scholars of women's studies across disciplines and geographical boundaries.

Ribbons of Scarlet

By Kate Quinn,Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie,E. Knight,Sophie Perinot,Heather Webb
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062916084
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 844
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“The French Revolution comes alive through the eyes of six diverse and complex women, in the skilled hands of these amazing authors.”--Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls A breathtaking, epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—seven unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world. In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself--but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive--unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.