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    DescriptionIn this groundbreaking work, Elizabeth Donnelly Carney examines the role of royal women in the Macedonian Argead dynasty from the sixth century B.C. to 168 B.C. Women were excluded from the exercise of power in most of the Hellenic world. However, Carney shows that the wives, mothers, and daughters of kings played important roles in Macedonian public life and occasionally determined the course of national events. Carney assembles an exhaustive array of evidence on the political role of Argead royal women. She also presents a series of biographical sketches describing the public careers of all the royal women - including Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great, and the warrior Cynnane, his half-sister - whose names are preserved in ancient sources.


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    Title
    Women and Monarchy in Macedonia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) E.D. Carney
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780806132129
    ISBN 10: 0806132124
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA, JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREHIS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVWYM
    B&T Approval Code: A14662000
    DC21: 949.76
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938.10082
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    LC classification: DF233.2.C3
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    DC22: 938/.1/0082
    LC classification: DF233.2 .C37 2000
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    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, NHD, NHC
    Publisher
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Oklahoma
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    In this groundbreaking work, Elizabeth Donnelly Carney examines the role of royal women in the Macedonian Argead dynasty from the sixth century B.C. to 168 B.C. Women were excluded from the exercise of power in most of the Hellenic world. However, Carney shows that the wives, mothers, and daughters of kings sometimes played important roles in Macedonian public life and occasionally determined the course of national events.Carney assembles an exhaustive array of evidence on the political role of Argead royal women. In addition, she presents a series of biographical sketches describing the public careers of all the royal women -- including Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great, and the warrior Cynnane, his half-sister -- whose names are preserved in ancient sources. Women and Monarchy in Macedonia fills a growing need for an updated survey of the subject, corrects previously held assumptions, and offers a fresh interpretation of the status, function, influence, and authority of women in the ancient world.