Reconceiving the House of the Father: Royal Women at Ugarit
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CitationThomas, Christine Neal. 2014. Reconceiving the House of the Father: Royal Women at Ugarit. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractEvery father is the son of a mother. While this would appear to be a commonplace, studies of patrimonialism as a political system in the ancient Near East have rarely considered its implications. Royal women, as objects of exchange and as agents of political action, played a central role in negotiations between Late Bronze Age states and in dynastic struggles within these states. The relative positions of royal men were shaped by their relationships to royal women.
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