History Of Women In The West, Volume I

History Of Women In The West, Volume I

by Pauline S. Pantel
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Times Higher Education Supplement

[This book contains] a wealth of knowledge and a scholarly scrupulosity which bodes well for its successors.
— Helen Hackett

Times Literary Supplement

A series of carefully interrelated essays that form the first volume of a five-part encyclopedic history of women...[This work] marks the rapid development over the past twenty years in the study of women in the ancient world.
— Mary Beard

L'Express

A stellar cast of historians from many countries here examines women's bodies, hearts, and minds and explores their nature and role...Their investigation pinpoints the changes that have taken place in a colonized continent...The road to freedom is long. We look forward to visiting subsequent stations along the way.
— Anne Pons

Le Nouvel Observateur

A bold new enterprise that will no doubt stand as a milestone in European history.
— Laurent Theis

Times Higher Education Supplement - Helen Hackett
[This book contains] a wealth of knowledge and a scholarly scrupulosity which bodes well for its successors.
Times Literary Supplement - Mary Beard
A series of carefully interrelated essays that form the first volume of a five-part encyclopedic history of women...[This work] marks the rapid development over the past twenty years in the study of women in the ancient world.
L'Express - Anne Pons
A stellar cast of historians from many countries here examines women's bodies, hearts, and minds and explores their nature and role...Their investigation pinpoints the changes that have taken place in a colonized continent...The road to freedom is long. We look forward to visiting subsequent stations along the way.
Le Nouvel Observateur - Laurent Theis
A bold new enterprise that will no doubt stand as a milestone in European history.
Library Journal
This five-volume work addresses the history of women from the ancients to the 1980s. Editors George Duby et al. state that this series of books "is the product of a revolution--an ongoing, far-reaching revolution in the relations between men and women in Western societies." It therefore focuses on the western European experience with some attention to North America and "is intended to be not so much a history of women as a history of the relation between the sexes" because that is "the crux of the problem, the source of women's identity and otherness." Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674403697
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/1994
Series:
History of Women in the West Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
725,524
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.21(d)

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