From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Feminist Press at CUNY, 2008 - History - 352 pages
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“[Marilyn French] draws on a vast body of research and help from consultants in all sorts of fields, to open out areas that are rarely accessible.”—Guardian

“As a reference work it's invaluable: the bibliographies alone are worth the price. And as a warning about the appalling extremes of human behavior and male weirdness, it's indispensable.”—Margaret Atwood, The Times (London)

In her powerful and bold writing style, best-selling author Marilyn French synthesizes women's history from our pre-historical roots through the rise of states across the globe to the onset of state-backed religions in this first of four readable volumes.

  

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Review: From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women in the World, Vol. 1 (From Eve to Dawn #1)

User Review  - Drina - Goodreads

The sociological themes that French is able to link together are fascinating. Volume 1 focuses primarily on the development of society, moving later onto more recognizable historical events, but you ... Read full review

Review: From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women in the World, Vol. 1 (From Eve to Dawn #1)

User Review  - Corinne - Goodreads

Marilyn French's history of women (and patriarchy) is exhaustive. I greatly enjoyed reading through the first book, and to say I learned a lot is an understatement. However, French's book would ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PARENTS
19
THE MOTHERS
21
THE FATHERS
51
THE RISE OF THE STATE
67
STATE FORMATION IN PERU EGYPT AND SUMER
69
A SECULAR STATE CHINA
118
A RELIGIOUS STATE INDIA
143
JUDAISM
191
GREECE
204
ROME
223
CHRISTIANITY
237
ISLAM
257
GLOSSARY
297
NOTES
301
BIBLIOGRAPHY
325

A MILITARISTIC STATE MEXICO
165
AN ANALYSIS OF THE STATE
177
GOD GLORY AND DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
189

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About the author (2008)

Marilyn French (1929- ) was born in New York. She received her PhD from Harvard and taught English at Hofstra, Harvard, and Holy Cross College. She is best known for her novels, The Women's Room and In the Name of Friendship, and her non-fiction works, including Beyond Power, The War against Women and her memoir, A Season in Hell. Margaret Atwood's most popular works include The Handmaid's Tale (1983) and The Blind Assassin (2000). She was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1939 and received her undergraduate degree from Victoria University, along with a master's degree from Radcliffe College. She currently lives in Toronto with her husband, novelist Graeme Gibson.

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