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Women in World History : v. 1: Readings from Prehistory to 1500 - Sarah Shaver Hughes

Women in World History

v. 1: Readings from Prehistory to 1500

Paperback Published: 18th April 1995
ISBN: 9781563243110
Number Of Pages: 288
For Ages: 18 years old

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Presenting selected histories in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, this work discusses: political and economic issues; marriage practices, motherhood and enslavement; and religious beliefs and spiritual development. Famous women, including Hatshepsut, Hortensia, Aisha, Hildegard of Bingen and Sei Shonangan, are discussed as well as lesser known and anonymous women. Both primary and secondary source readings are included.

Introduction: Gendering World History, Globalizing Women's Historyp. 1
Prehistoric Women: Shaping Evolution, Sustenance, and Economyp. 9
Women in the "Gatherer-Hunter" Phasep. 11
"Women in Evolution"
Who Invented Farming?p. 16
Women in Prehistory
Women's Carding, Spinning, and Weavingp. 20
Prehistoric Textiles
Cooking: Women's Work in the Division of Laborp. 22
"The Raw, the Cooked, and the Half-Baked"
The Women of Ancient Egyptp. 27
Hatshepsut's Reign, 1473-1458 B.C.E.p. 28
Inscription from Hatshepsut's Temple
A Brother-Sister Marriagep. 31
The Story of Naneferkaptah and Ahwere
Women's Workp. 33
The Remarkable Women of Ancient Egypt
Cleopatra, 69-30 B.C.E.p. 35
Cleopatra: A Study in Politics and Propaganda
India: Women in Early Hindu and Buddhist Culturesp. 47
The Laws of Manup. 49
The Laws of Manu
The Carpenter's Wifep. 51
A Folk Tale
Sita, the Ideal Hindu Wifep. 52
The Ramayana
Psalms of the Buddhist Nunsp. 56
Israel: Jewish Women in the Torah and the Diasporap. 63
Eve's Purpose and Her Sin in Genesisp. 65
Genesis 2:7-9, 16-8, 21-5
Genesis 3:1-7, 9-13
Genesis 3:16-7
Marriage and Childbirth among Eve's Descendantsp. 67
Genesis 29:13-32
Genesis 30:1-6
Genesis 38:6-26
The Rites of Jewish Womenp. 71
Leviticus 15:16-30
Marriage in the Diaspora: Medieval Egyptp. 73
A Mediterranean Society
Greece: Patriarchal Dominance in Classical Athensp. 79
The Reign of Phallocracyp. 81
The Reign of the Phallus
The Perfect Wife at Homep. 82
Athenian Slaveryp. 88
The Reign of the Phallus
Neaera, a Courtesanp. 90
Court Records of the Trial of Neaera
China: Imperial Women of the Han Dynasty (202 B.C.E.-220 C.E.)p. 97
The Regency of Empress Lup. 98
The History of the Former Han Dynasty Correspondence of Empress Lu and Mao-tun
Chinese Women as Pawnsp. 105
"Eighteen Verses Sung to a Tatar Reed Whistle"
Princesses as Power Brokersp. 108
"Imperial Marriage in the Native Chinese and Non-Han State, Han to Ming"
Women in the Late Roman Republic: Independence, Divorce, and Serial Marriagesp. 113
Letters from Cicero to His Wife, Terentiap. 114
Cicero: The Letters to His Friends
The Proscription of 43 B.C.E.p. 118
Appian's Roman History
Hortensia's Speechp. 120
Appian's Roman History
The Roman Familyp. 122
"Divorce Roman Style"
"Remarriage and the Structure of the Upper-Class Roman Family"
Western Europe: Christian Women on Manors, in Convents, and in Townsp. 129
Christianity's Dual Vision of Womenp. 130
The Passion of Saint Perpetua
Galatians 3:26-8
Colossians 3:18-22
1 Corinthians 4:33-5
1 Timothy 2:8-15
Conversion of the Franksp. 133
"The Thuringian War"
Nuns as Popular Authors: Hildegard of Bingenp. 137
Beyond Their Sex
A Nun's Poetryp. 141
"Eve" and "The Virgin Mary"
Christine de Pisan, Professional Writerp. 142
Beyond Their Sex
"Objections to The Romance of the Rose"
How Ladies Who Live on Their Lands Should Conduct Themselves
Parisian Women's Occupations in 1292 and 1313 C.E.p. 146
Opera Muliebria: Women and Work in Medieval Europe
The Middle East: Islam, the Family, and the Seclusion of Womenp. 151
The Quranp. 152
The Holy Quran, 24:32
"The Past and Present of Women in the Muslim World"
Aisha, Muhammad's Beloved Wifep. 156
Aishah the Beloved of Mohammed
Muslim Women in Medieval Cairop. 162
"Manners and Customs of Fourteenth-Century Cairene Women"
China and Japan: The Patriarchal Idealp. 173
Confucian Mothersp. 176
The Biographies of Eminent Chinese Women
Footbinding in Chinap. 180
"Women in China, Japan, and Korea"
Women in the Japanese Emperor's Courtp. 182
The Pillow Book
"Did He Come to Me"
"This Name of Hers"
Africa: Traders, Slaves, Sorcerers, and Queen Mothersp. 189
Female Slavery and Women's Workp. 190
The Book of Routes and Realms
Women's Friendship with Menp. 193
Sorcerers and Queensp. 195
Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
Queens and Queen Mothersp. 200
The Meaning of Nudityp. 204
Southeast Asia: The Most Fortunate Women in the Worldp. 207
Gender Autonomyp. 208
Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680
Marriagep. 212
Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680
"Sharing a Husband"
Merchants, Diplomats, and Queensp. 217
The Customs of Cambodia
Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680
The Travels of Mendes Pinto
Widespread Literacyp. 224
Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680
The Americas: Aztec, Inca, and Iroquois Womenp. 227
Aztec Greetings to Newborn Babiesp. 228
The Florentine Codex
Aztec Women's Careers and Characterp. 230
The Florentine Codex
The Aztec Ceremony of the Sweeping of the Roads, September 1-20p. 235
Aztecs: An Interpretation
The Politics of Iroquois Cooperationp. 238
"Iroquois Women"
Food and Powerp. 241
"Iroquois Women"
Pawns of the Incap. 242
Moon, Sun, and Witches
Glossaryp. 247
About the Editorsp. 251
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ISBN: 9781563243110
ISBN-10: 1563243113
Series: Sources and Studies in World History : Book 1
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 18th April 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41

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