A History of Women in the West

A History of Women in the West

Vol. 1, From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints

Book - 1992
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Harvard University Press
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.

Baker & Taylor
Discusses the legal, social, and religious position of women in the Greco-Roman world and during the Middle Ages

Book News
The goal is more a history of relations between the sexes rather than a history of women. Translated from the Italian Storia delle Donne in Occidente, v.1: L'Antichita (Gius. Laterza & Figli Spa, Roma-Bari, 1990), this is the first volume of a five-volume work. The western European experience is the primary focus, with some attention given to North America. Many different and contradictory points of view are expressed; as the brief introduction to the English edition points out, the essays have a somewhat different slant from what might have been produced had an Anglo-American team organized the project. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

& Taylor

The inaugural volume of a new series designed to "understand women's place in society, their condition . . . their powers, their silence, their speech, and their deeds," begins with a look at women in antiquity in a series of essays by distinguished historians.

Publisher: London, England :, Belknap Press,, 1992
Cambridge, Massachusetts ;, Belknap Press, 1992
Description: xxi, 572 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780674403703
Branch Call Number: 305.4094 Sto


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