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Daughters Of Isis : Women of Ancient Egypt - Joyce Tyldesley

Daughters Of Isis

Women of Ancient Egypt

Paperback Published: 1st September 1995
ISBN: 9780140175967
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 18+ years old

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During the dynastic period (3000 BC - 332 BC), as the Greek historian Herodotus was intrigued to observe, Egyptian women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, unrivalled, indeed, by women in Europe until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and even live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Furthermore, women fortunate enough to be members of the royal harem were vastly influential, as were those rare women who rose to rule Egypt as 'female kings'.
Joyce Tyldesley draws upon archaeological, historical and ethnographical evidence to piece together a vivid picture of daily life in Egypt - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming, religion - all viewed from a female perspective. She has an engaging eye for incidental detail and draws fascinating parallels and contrasts between the ancient and our modern world.

List of Plates
List of Figures
List of Maps and Chronologies
Introduction: The Geographical and Historical Backgroundp. 1
Images of Womenp. 17
Married Blissp. 45
Mistress of the Housep. 82
Work and Playp. 114
Good Groomingp. 146
The Royal Haremp. 179
Female Kingsp. 208
Religious Life and Deathp. 242
Notesp. 280
Selected Bibliographyp. 294
Indexp. 297
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780140175967
ISBN-10: 0140175962
Series: Penguin History
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st September 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1