A Companion to Women in the Ancient World, Hardback Book

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World Hardback

Edited by Sharon Lynn James, Sheila Dillon

Part of the Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series

Description

Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. * The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world * Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more * Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation * Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity * Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 650 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ancient history: to c 500 CE
  • ISBN: 9781405192842

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