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Esther and the Politics of Negotiation - a book by Hancock, Rebecca S.

Esther and the Politics of Negotiation

Public and Private Spaces and the Figure of the Female Royal Counselor

Esther and the Politics of Negotiation( )
Author: Hancock, Rebecca S.
Series title:Emerging Scholars Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Imprint:Fortress Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $49.00
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Was Esther unique—an anomaly in patriarchal society? Conventionally, scholars see ancient Israelite and Jewish women as excluded from the public world, their power concentrated instead in the domestic realm and exercised through familial structures. Rebecca S. Hancock demonstrates, in contrast, that because of the patrimonial character of ancient Jewish society, the state was often organized along familial lines. The presence of women in roles of queen consort or queen is...
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