Women's Earliest Records: From Ancient Egypt and Western Asia: Proceedings of the Conference on Women in the Ancient Near East, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, November 5-7, 1987

Women s Earliest Records From Ancient Egypt and Western Asia Proceedings of the Conference on Women in the Ancient Near East Brown University Providence Rhode Island November None

  • Title: Women's Earliest Records: From Ancient Egypt and Western Asia: Proceedings of the Conference on Women in the Ancient Near East, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, November 5-7, 1987
  • Author: Barbara S. Lesko
  • ISBN: 9781555403195
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This collection of conference papers is highly informative with a very specific focus for each paper/chapter. Spanning three millennia, the papers delve into the economic and domestic roles of women from Sumer/Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Israel. Some of the papers offer insights that are far too specific for any general textbook while others raise important questions for further researcher. Too often, historiographers are male-oriented in perspective and bias; this collection opens up a new discours [...]

    2. I read this for a class, but I really enjoyed it. I liked how each essay had a follow up with other historians that critiqued and challenged the material. Since the essays are organized by how the papers were given at a conference, I don't think they line up in the best order to understand everything if you're new to the subject. It really helped to read all the Egypt entries first, than the Mesopotamia ones.

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