Esther and the Politics of Negotiation: Public and Private Spaces and the Figure of the Female Royal Counselor

Esther and the Politics of Negotiation: Public and Private Spaces and the Figure of the Female Royal Counselor

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… (more)

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Publisher: Fortress Press (September 01, 2013)

Collection: Emerging Scholars

Parent ISBN: 9781451465624

Page count: 192 pages

Language: English


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