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Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt (Penguin History) By Joyce Tyldesley

Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt (Penguin History)
by Joyce Tyldesley

In ancient Egypt women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, or in fact by most women until the late nineteenth century. This book presents a picture of daily life - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming and religion - viewed from a female perspective.
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Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt Summary


In ancient Egypt women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, or in fact by most women until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Some of them even rose to rule Egypt as `female kings'. Joyce Tyldesley's vivid history of how women lived in ancient Egypt weaves a fascinating picture of daily life - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming and religion - viewed from a female perspective, in a work that is engaging, original and constantly surprising.

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Sku
GOR001702501
Title
Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt (Penguin History)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
352
ISBN 10
0140175962
ISBN 13
9780140175967
Prizes
N/A
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