History of Women in the West, Volume I: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints

History of Women in the West, Volume I: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints

by Georges Duby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 067440369X

ISBN-13: 9780674403697

Pub. Date: 03/15/1994

Publisher: Harvard

Informed by the work of seventy-five distinguished historians, this five-volume series sets before us an engaging, panoramic chronicle that extends from antiquity to the present day.

The inaugural volume brings women from the margins of ancient history into the fore. It offers fresh insight into more than twenty centuries of Greek and Roman history and

Overview

Informed by the work of seventy-five distinguished historians, this five-volume series sets before us an engaging, panoramic chronicle that extends from antiquity to the present day.

The inaugural volume brings women from the margins of ancient history into the fore. It offers fresh insight into more than twenty centuries of Greek and Roman history and encompasses a landscape that stretches from the North Sea to the Mediterranean and from the Pillars of Hercules to the banks of the Indus. The authors draw upon a wide range of sources including gravestones, floor plans, papyrus rolls, vase paintings, and literary works to illustrate how representations of women evolved during this age. They journey into the minds of men and bring to light an imaginative history of women and of the relations between the sexes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674403697
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/15/1994
Series:
History of Women in the West Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

A New Kind of History
Natalie Zemon Davis and Joan Wallach Scott

Writing the History of Women
Georges Duby and Michelle Perrot

Representations of Women
Pauline Schmitt Pantel

1. Feminine Models of the Ancient World

1. What is a Goddess?
Nicole Loraux

2. The Sexual Philosophies of Plato and Aristotle
Giulia Sissa

3. The Division of the Sexes in Roman Law
Yan Thomas

4. Figures of Women
François Lissarrague

2. Traditional Rituals Women Share

5. Marriage in Ancient Greece
Claudine Leduc

6. Body Politics in Ancient Rome
Aline Rousselle

7. Pandora's Daughters and Rituals in Grecian Cities
Louise Bruit Zaidman

8. The Religious Roles of Roman Women
John Scheid

9. Early Christian Women
Monique Alexandre

3. Yesterday and Today

10. Creating a Myth of Matriarchy
Stella Georgoudi

11. Women and Ancient History Today
Pauline Schmitt Pantel

The Woman's Voice

Notes

Bibliography

Contributors

Illustration Credits

Index

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