A History of Women in the West, Volume V: Toward a Cultural Identity in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

A History of Women in the West, Volume V: Toward a Cultural Identity in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Georges Duby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674403657

ISBN-13: 9780674403659

Pub. Date: 03/01/1996

Publisher: Harvard


Has the worst of times for humanity--this century bloodied by wars and revolutions without precedent in history--been the best of times for women? How have the promises of freedom, parity with men, full participation in society, actually been met amid all the transformations and upheavals the twentieth century has witnessed? This fifth volume in the…  See more details below

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Has the worst of times for humanity--this century bloodied by wars and revolutions without precedent in history--been the best of times for women? How have the promises of freedom, parity with men, full participation in society, actually been met amid all the transformations and upheavals the twentieth century has witnessed? This fifth volume in the world-acclaimed series brings the history of women up to the present, placing it in the context of momentous events and profound social changes that have marked our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674403659
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Series:
History of Women in the West Series, #5
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

A New Kind of History
Writing the History of Women
Representations of Women1
1Feminine Models of the Ancient World9
1What is a Goddess?11
2The Sexual Philosophies of Plato and Aristotle46
3The Division of the Sexes in Roman Law83
4Figures of Women139
2Traditional Rituals Women Share231
5Marriage in Ancient Greece233
6Body Politics in Ancient Rome296
7Pandora's Daughters and Rituals in Grecian Cities338
8The Religious Roles of Roman Women377
9Early Christian Women409
3Yesterday and Today445
10Creating a Myth of Matriarchy449
11Women and Ancient History Today464
The Woman's Voice473
Notes481
Bibliography543
Contributors557
Illustration Credits559
Index561

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