Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia: The Gilgamesh Epic and Other Ancient Literature

Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia: The Gilgamesh Epic and Other Ancient Literature

by Rivkah Harris

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Overview

Rivkah Harris’s cross-cultural and multidisciplinary approach breaks new ground in assessing Mesopotamian attitudes toward youth and mature adulthood, aging and the elderly, generational conflict, gender differences in aging, relationships between men and women, women’s contributions to cultural activities, and the "ideal woman."

To uncover Mesopotamian perspectives, Harris combed through primary sources - including literature and myth, letters, economic and legal texts, and visual materials. Even such pivotal cultural influences as the Gilgamesh Epic and Enuma Elish are reinterpreted in an original manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806135397
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 05/12/2003
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rivkah Harris was Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Ancient Sipper: A Demographic Study of an Old Babylonian City and a contributor to the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary Project. She currently resides in Houston, Texas.

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