Episode 38. Tonia Sharlach: The Power Behind The Throne: show notes

History isn’t just about great men. Tonia introduces us to the complicated family life of King Shulgi. Who were his wives? Did they live in a ‘harem’? How did he control his empire while managing the ambitions of his many sons?

2:43 the Ur III period and king Shulgi
5:47 Shulgi’s family
9:19 Shulgi’s children
13:01 Shulgi’s motivation
14:37 the ‘harem’
17:47 the court
21:35 agency of the wives
25:56 impact of Shulgi becoming a god
27:32 royal deaths

Tonia’s university page

Tonia’s Academia page

Tonia’s email: tonia.sharlach [at] okstate.edu

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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