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Women in Ancient Societies By Leonie J. Archer

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This collection of essays represents research currently being undertaken on women's lives and their representations in various ancient societies. It provides a forum for the exchange and development of ideas and methods at a crucial period in the growth of women's studies in the UK.

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Women in Ancient Societies: An Illusion of the Night by Leonie J. Archer

This collection of essays represents research currently being undertaken on women's lives and their representations in various ancient societies. It provides a forum for the exchange and development of ideas and methods at a crucial period in the growth of women's studies in the UK. The book extends the customary parameters of "ancient history", geographically and chronologically, to include ancient India, Anglo-Saxon Britain and representations of women in 20th century cinema.

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Table of Contents


List of Plates - Acknowledgements - Notes on Contributors - Introduction; L.Archer, S.Fischler & M.Wyke - Gender Bias in Archaeology; L.Nixon - Women in Ancient Egyptian Wisdom Literature; A.Depla - Notions of Community and the Exclusion of the Female in Jewish History and Historiography; L.Archer - The Problem of Women Philosophers in Ancient Greece; R.Hawley - An Ancient Theory of gender: Plato and the Pythagorean Table; S.Lovibond - Producing Woman: Hippocratic Gynaecology; H.King - Social Stereotypes and Historical Analysis: The Case of the Imperial Women at Rome; S.Fischler - Woman in the Mirror: The Rhetoric of Adornment in the Roman World; M.Wyke - Early Christianity and the Discourse of Desire; A.Cameron - Reading Between the Lines: Sarah and the Sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis, Chapter 22); S.Brock - Public and Private Forms of Religious Commitment among Byzantine Women; J.Herrin - Women in Anglo-Saxon Poetry; F.Gameson - Recycling Ancient Material: An Orthodox View of Hindu Women; J.Leslie - The Witch and the Wife: A Comparative Study of Theocritus Idyll 2, Simonides Idyll 15 and Fatal Attraction; L.Gibbs-Wichrowska - General Bibliography - Bibliography of Works Cited - Index

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GOR009419372
Women in Ancient Societies: An Illusion of the Night by Leonie J. Archer
Leonie J. Archer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1994-03-01
328
0333523970
9780333523971
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