Envisioning Women in World History, Prehistory-1500

ISBN-10: 0073513229
ISBN-13: 9780073513225
Edition: 2009
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Description: Part of McGraw-Hill'sExplorations in World Historyseries, this brief and accessible volume presents a comparative survey of the early history of women from a global perspective. Each chapter, which can be read independently of the others, examines  More...

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List price: $51.67
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.70" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Part of McGraw-Hill'sExplorations in World Historyseries, this brief and accessible volume presents a comparative survey of the early history of women from a global perspective. Each chapter, which can be read independently of the others, examines the experiences of women in one of seven civilizations typically covered in an introductory world history text: pre-agricultural societies, the Ancient Mediterranean, Gupta India/Southeast Asia, Tang/Song China, Maya and Aztec cultures, early Islam through the Abbasid caliphate, and Europe in the Late Middle Ages. Within these cultures, the authors explore a variety of issues impacting the lives of females in pre-modern history, including the ideal woman, female life cycles, women's roles in work and economy, female sexuality and spirituality, and women and politics. The book's brevity makes it an excellent companion text for students in world history, women's history, introductory sociology and anthropology courses, and women’s studies courses.

Note from the Series Editors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Women in Eurasia before 1000 bce
Women in the Ancient Mediterranean: Classical Greece and Imperial Rome (ca. 500 bce-500 ce)
The Heritage of the Gupta Empire: India and Southeast Asia (ca. 320 bce-1500 ce)
Women in Tang and Song China (618-1279 ce)
Meso-American Civilizations (ca. 200-1500 ce)
Women in the Islamic World: Pre-Islamic Arabia to Abbasid Caliphate (ca. 500-1258 ce)
Western Europe in the Central and Late Middle Ages (1050-1500 ce)
Conclusion
Notes
Suggested Readings
Index

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