Women in Late Antiquity Pagan and Christian Life-Styles

ISBN-10: 0198721668
ISBN-13: 9780198721666
Edition: 1993 (Reprint)
Authors: Gillian Clark
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Book details

List price: $73.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/7/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.85" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This book bridges a gap between two traditional disciplines. Since the 1970s, there has been a remarkable outpouring of work on women in antiquity, but women in late antiquity (3rd-6th centuries A.D.) have been far less studied. Classicists have been more concerned with the first two centuries A.D., and theologians have been interested in New Testament, rather than patristic, teaching about women or its social and cultural setting. In this book, Clark offers an introduction to the basic conditions of life for women: marriage, divorce, celibacy and prostitution; legal constraints and protection; child-bearing, health care, and medical theories; housing, housework, and clothes; and the general assumptions about female nature which were discarded at need. Christian and non-Christian literature, art, and archaeology are used to exemplify both the practicalities of life and the prevailing "discourses" of the ancient world.

List of Illustrations
Note on Sources and Translations
Abbreviations and Short References
Introduction
Law and Morality
Tolerance, Prohibition, and Protection
Health
Domesticity and Asceticism
Being Female
Conclusion
References
General Index
Index of Women

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