A History of Women in the West: From ancient goddesses to Christian saints

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Harvard University Press, 1994 - History - 572 pages
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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.

 

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A history of women in the West

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This five-volume work addresses the history of women from the ancients to the 1980s. Editors George Duby et al. state that this series of books "is the product of a revolution--an ongoing, far ... Read full review

Review: A History of Women: Silences of the Middle Ages (History of Women in the West, Vol 2)

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nice overview. Goldhammer is not the only editor despite the blurb Read full review

Contents

I
vii
II
ix
III
1
IV
9
V
11
VI
46
VII
83
VIII
139
XI
296
XII
338
XIII
377
XIV
409
XV
445
XVI
449
XVII
464
XVIII
473

IX
231
X
235

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About the author (1994)

Georges Duby, a member of the AcadĂ©mie Française, is Professor of Medieval History at the CollĂ ̈ge de France.

Michelle Perrot is Professor of Contemporary History at the Université de Paris VII.