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A Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World), Paperback, 1 Edition by James, Sharon L. (Used)

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9781119025542
1119025540

Publication Date: 2015-06-15
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Paperback : 650 pages
Edition: 1 Edition
Author: James, Sharon L.
ISBN-10: 1119025540
ISBN-13: 9781119025542

Product Description Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity Review "This companion without doubt succeeds in its mission, while advocating for the further inclusion of women in antiquity in both scholarship and teaching." ("The Classical Journal", 3 May 2013) "This is a fascinating study, one which will feed into much current thought and discussion, lead to more links being made between periods, between genres and opening up the world of the ancient woman to further scrutiny and understanding, perhaps even more scholarship." ("Reference Reviews", 1 October 2012) Named CHOICE Outstanding Title for 2012"While the scope of topics here is massive and not every subject has been covered, this is an invaluable compilation of great breadth and a valuable resource on an important, complex subject." ("Choice", 1 September 2012) "This companion without doubt succeeds in its mission, while advocating for the further inclusion of women in antiquity in both scholarship and teaching." (The Classical Journal, 3 May 2013) "This is a fascinating study, one which will feed into much current thought and discussion, lead to more links being made between periods, between genres and opening up the world of the ancient woman to further scrutiny and understanding, perhaps even more scholarship." ("Reference Reviews", 1 October 2012) Named CHOICE Outstanding Title for 2012"While the scope of topics here is massive and not every subject has been covered, this is an invaluable compilation of great breadth and a valuable resource on an important, complex subject." ("Choice", 1 September 2012) Named CHOICE Outstanding Title for 2012"While the scope of topics here is massive and not every subject has been covered, this is an invaluable compilation of great breadth and a valuable resource on an important, complex subject." ("Choice", 1 September 2012) "While the scope of topics here is massive and not every subject has been covered, this is an invaluable compilation of great breadth and a valuable resource on an important, complex subject." ("Choice", 1 September 2012) From the Back Cover A COMPANION TO WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT WORLD CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS VOLUME: Lindsay Allason-Jones, Rhiannon Ash, Elizabeth Bartman, Anne Bielman, T. Corey Brennan, Elizabeth D. Carney, Cheryl A. Cox, Eve D'Ambra, Marguerite Deslauriers, A. A. Donohue, Cristiana Franco, Amy R. Gansell, Judith P. Hallett, Emily A. Hemelrijk, Madeleine M. Henry, Maura K. Heyn, Lora L. Holland, Vedia Izzet, Sharon L. James, Ioli Kalavrezou, Alison Keith, Ross S. Kraemer, Mireille M. Lee, Barbara Levick, Laura S. Lieber, Maria A. Liston, Rachel Meyers, Jennifer Sheridan Moss, Jenifer Neils, Marianna Nikolaïdou, Maryline Parca, Holt Parker, Werner Riess, Christina Riggs, Christina A. Salowey, Gillian Shepherd, Eva Stehle, Kasia Szpakowska, Lauren Talalay, Kathryn Topper, Monika Trümper. EDITED BY SHARON L.


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