Ancient Queens: Archaeological Explorations
Sarah M. Nelson
Altamira Press, 2003 - Social Science - 200 pages
Ancient 'queenship' is a fascinating subject but one which tends to involve a lot of assumption about the status and role of the queen in relation to the king. These ten essays, taken from a session at the American Anthropological Association, explore the nuances of female power as the head of hierarchical systems and asks whether gender really matters in discussions of rulership. Beyond examining the types of queens that existed, the contributors explore the role of gender through case studies that include single sites and single cultures and encompass both historical and archaeological queens. Case studies are taken from: the Scandinavian Viking Age, from Shang China, the Mesoamerican site of Monte Alban, Egypt, the Silla kingdom in the southeastern Korean peninsula, Peru, the Valley of Mexico, Mongolia and western Sumatra.
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