Chapter 1: Introduction: Placing Queenship into a Global Context
SECTION I: Perceptions of Regnant Queenship
Chapter 2: When the Emperor is a woman: the case of Wu Zetian ??? (624-705), the 'Emulator of Heaven'.
Chapter 3: Tamar of Georgia (1184-1213) and the Language of Female Power
Chapter 4: Regnant Queenship and Royal Marriage between the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Nobility of Western Europe
Chapter 5: Queenship and Female Authority in The Sultanate of Delhi (1206 -1526 AD)
Chapter 6: Anna Jagiellon: A Female Political Figure in the Early Modern Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Chapter 7: Female Rule in Imperial Russia: Is Gender a Useful Category of Historical Analysis?
Chapter 8: The Transformation of an Island Queen: Queen Béti of Madagascar
Chapter 9: Female Rangatira in Aotearoa New Zealand
SECTION II: Practicing Co-rulership
Chapter 10: The Social-Political Roles of the Princess in Kyivan Rus’, ca. 945-1240
Chapter 11: Impressions of Welsh Queenship in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
Chapter 12: Queen Zaynab al-Nafzawiyya and the Building of a Mediterranean Empire in the Eleventh Century Maghreb
Chapter 13: al-Dalfa’ and the Political Role of the umm al-walad in the Late Umayyad Caliphate of al-Andalus.
Chapter 14: The Khitan Empress Dowagers Yingtian and Chengtian in Liao China, 907-1125
Chapter 15: Dowager Queens and Royal Succession in Premodern Korea
Chapter 16: The Ambiguities of Female Rule in Nayaka South India, Seventeenth-Eighteenth Centuries
SECTION III: Breaking Down Boundaries: Comparative Studies of Queenship
Chapter 17: Helena’s Heirs: Two Eighth Century Queens
Chapter 18: The Hohenstaufen women and the Differences between Aragonese and Greek Queenship Models.
Lledó Ruiz Domingo
Chapter 19: The 'honourable ladies' of Nasrid Granada: Female Power and Agency in the Alhambra (1400-1450)
Ana Echevarría & Roser Salicrú i Lluch
Chapter 20: Comparing the French Queen Regent and the Ottoman Validé Sultan during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Chapter 21: Queens and Courtesans in Japan and Early-Modern France
Tracy Adams and Iain Fookes
Chapter 22: The Figure of the Queen Mother in the European and African Monarchies, 1400-1800
Diana Pelaz Flores