Women in World History: v. 1: Readings from Prehistory to 1500 / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563243110
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/31/1995
  • Series: Sources and Studies in World History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 894,598
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Gendering World History, Globalizing Women's History 1
1 Prehistoric Women: Shaping Evolution, Sustenance, and Economy 9
1.1 Women in the "Gatherer-Hunter" Phase 11
"Women in Evolution"
1.2 Who Invented Farming? 16
Women in Prehistory
1.3 Women's Carding, Spinning, and Weaving 20
Prehistoric Textiles
1.4 Cooking: Women's Work in the Division of Labor 22
"The Raw, the Cooked, and the Half-Baked"
2 The Women of Ancient Egypt 27
2.1 Hatshepsut's Reign, 1473-1458 B.C.E. 28
Inscription from Hatshepsut's Temple
2.2 A Brother-Sister Marriage 31
The Story of Naneferkaptah and Ahwere
2.3 Women's Work 33
The Remarkable Women of Ancient Egypt
2.4 Cleopatra, 69-30 B.C.E. 35
Cleopatra: A Study in Politics and Propaganda
3 India: Women in Early Hindu and Buddhist Cultures 47
3.1 The Laws of Manu 49
The Laws of Manu
3.2 The Carpenter's Wife 51
A Folk Tale
3.3 Sita, the Ideal Hindu Wife 52
The Ramayana
3.4 Psalms of the Buddhist Nuns 56
4 Israel: Jewish Women in the Torah and the Diaspora 63
4.1 Eve's Purpose and Her Sin in Genesis 65
Genesis 2:7-9, 16-8, 21-5
Genesis 3:1-7, 9-13
Genesis 3:16-7
4.2 Marriage and Childbirth among Eve's Descendants 67
Genesis 29:13-32
Genesis 30:1-6
Genesis 38:6-26
4.3 The Rites of Jewish Women 71
Leviticus 15:16-30
4.4 Marriage in the Diaspora: Medieval Egypt 73
A Mediterranean Society
5 Greece: Patriarchal Dominance in Classical Athens 79
5.1 The Reign of Phallocracy 81
The Reign of the Phallus
5.2 The Perfect Wife at Home 82
5.3 Athenian Slavery 88
The Reign of the Phallus
5.4 Neaera, a Courtesan 90
Court Records of the Trial of Neaera
6 China: Imperial Women of the Han Dynasty (202 B.C.E.-220 C.E.) 97
6.1 The Regency of Empress Lu 98
The History of the Former Han Dynasty Correspondence of Empress Lu and Mao-tun
6.2 Chinese Women as Pawns 105
"Eighteen Verses Sung to a Tatar Reed Whistle"
6.3 Princesses as Power Brokers 108
"Imperial Marriage in the Native Chinese and Non-Han State, Han to Ming"
7 Women in the Late Roman Republic: Independence, Divorce, and Serial Marriages 113
7.1 Letters from Cicero to His Wife, Terentia 114
Cicero: The Letters to His Friends
7.2 The Proscription of 43 B.C.E. 118
Appian's Roman History
7.3 Hortensia's Speech 120
Appian's Roman History
7.4 The Roman Family 122
"Divorce Roman Style"
"Remarriage and the Structure of the Upper-Class Roman Family"
8 Western Europe: Christian Women on Manors, in Convents, and in Towns 129
8.1 Christianity's Dual Vision of Women 130
The Passion of Saint Perpetua
Galatians 3:26-8
Colossians 3:18-22
1 Corinthians 4:33-5
1 Timothy 2:8-15
8.2 Conversion of the Franks 133
"The Thuringian War"
8.3 Nuns as Popular Authors: Hildegard of Bingen 137
Beyond Their Sex
8.4 A Nun's Poetry 141
"Eve" and "The Virgin Mary"
8.5 Christine de Pisan, Professional Writer 142
Beyond Their Sex
"Objections to The Romance of the Rose"
How Ladies Who Live on Their Lands Should Conduct Themselves
8.6 Parisian Women's Occupations in 1292 and 1313 C.E. 146
Opera Muliebria: Women and Work in Medieval Europe
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