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Royal Women and Dynastic Loyalty


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1. Introduction2. Kings' Daughters, Sisters, and Wives: Fonts and Conduits of Power and Legitimacy3. From Family to Politics: Queen Apollonis as Agent of Dynastic/Political Loyalty4. Queens and their Children: Dynastic Dis/loyalty in the Hellenistic Period5. On the Alleged Treachery of Julia Domna and Septimius Severus' Failed Siege of Hatra6. "In Protection of Our Own Interests We Rebel."7. Prince Pedro: A Case of Dynastic Disloyalty in 15th century Portugal?8. Dynastic Loyalty and the 'Queenships' of Mary Queen of Scots9. Embodied Devotion: The Dynastic and Religious Loyalty of Renee de France (1510-1575)10. Visual Propaganda and Ritual at the Early Stuart Court in England

11. Dynastic Loyalty and Allegiances: Ottoman Resilience during the Global Seventeenth Century Crisis12. For Empire or Dynasty? Empress Elisabeth Christine and the Brunswicks13. French Historians' Loyalty and Disloyalty to French Monarchy between 1815 and 1848

About the Author

Caroline Dunn teaches history at Clemson University, USA, and is the author of Stolen Women in Medieval England: Rape, Abduction, and Adultery c. 1100-1500 (2012).
Elizabeth Carney is Professor of History and Carol K. Brown Scholar in Humanities, Emerita, at Clemson University, USA. Her most recent book is King and Court in Ancient Macedonia: Rivalry, Treason and Conspiracy (2015).


"It is a valuable contribution to the field and should be read by both scholars and students with an interest in royal studies, queenship, and women in general." (Estelle Paranque, Royal Studies Journal, Vol. 6 (2), 2019)

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