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Mongol Princess Brides and their Political Power in the Koryŏ Court during the 13th to 14th CenturiesDownload
Marriage alliance, or heqin 和親, was used as a diplomatic policy as early as in the Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE). Except for a few who possessed a great personality, princess brides showed little political authority and influence in their marital home, a foreign court. In appearance, the...