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Title Women's roles in ancient civilizations : a reference guide / edited by Bella Vivante
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  305.40901 Viv/Wri  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 389 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. Asia: The Far East. Ch. 1. Women in Ancient China / Anne Behnke Kinney. Ch. 2. Women in Ancient India / Karen Lang. Ch. 3. Women in Ancient Japan / Michiko Y. Aoki -- Pt. II. Asia: The Near East. Ch. 4. Women in Ancient Mesopotamia / Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat. Ch. 5. Women in the Ancient Levant / Mayer I. Gruber -- Pt. III. Africa. Ch. 6. Women in Ancient Egypt / Gay Robins. Ch. 7. Women in Ancient West Africa / Tolagbe Ogunleye -- Pt. IV. The Mediterranean. Ch. 8. Women in Ancient Greece / Bella (Zweig) Vivante. Ch. 9. Women in the Ancient Roman World / Judith P. Hallett -- Pt. V. The Americas. Ch. 10. Women in Ancient Mesoamerica / Andrea J. Stone. Ch. 11. Women in the Ancient Andes / Susan A. Niles. Ch. 12. Native Women in Ancient North America: Ojibway and Iroquois / Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox
Summary "Knowledge about the roles of women in ancient civilizations has been limited to traditionally held notions, but recent discoveries and research have led to exciting insights into the great variety of ways in which women contributed to ancient cultures. This reference work designed for student research, features lengthy essays and a wealth of new information about women's roles in twelve ancient civilizations around the world - China, India, Japan, Mesopotamia, the Levant, Egypt, West Africa, Greece, Rome, Mesoamerica, the Andes, and Native North America."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes glossary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Women -- History -- To 500.
Sex role -- History.
Genre/Form Reference works.
Reference works.
Author Vivante, Bella.
LC no. 98030496
ISBN 0313301271 alkaline paper