Women in World History Readings from Prehistory to 1500

ISBN-10: 1563243113
ISBN-13: 9781563243110
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/18/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Gendering World History, Globalizing Women's History
Prehistoric Women: Shaping Evolution, Sustenance, and Economy
Women in the "Gatherer-Hunter" Phase
"Women in Evolution"
Who Invented Farming?
Women in Prehistory
Women's Carding, Spinning, and Weaving
Prehistoric Textiles
Cooking: Women's Work in the Division of Labor
"The Raw, the Cooked, and the Half-Baked"
The Women of Ancient Egypt
Hatshepsut's Reign, 1473-1458 B.C.E.
Inscription from Hatshepsut's Temple
A Brother-Sister Marriage
The Story of Naneferkaptah and Ahwere
Women's Work
The Remarkable Women of Ancient Egypt
Cleopatra, 69-30 B.C.E.
Cleopatra: A Study in Politics and Propaganda
India: Women in Early Hindu and Buddhist Cultures
The Laws of Manu
The Laws of Manu
The Carpenter's Wife
A Folk Tale
Sita, the Ideal Hindu Wife
The Ramayana
Psalms of the Buddhist Nuns
Therigatha
Israel: Jewish Women in the Torah and the Diaspora
Eve's Purpose and Her Sin in Genesis
Genesis 2:7-9, 16-8, 21-5
Genesis 3:1-7, 9-13
Genesis 3:16-7
Marriage and Childbirth among Eve's Descendants
Genesis 29:13-32
Genesis 30:1-6
Genesis 38:6-26
The Rites of Jewish Women
Leviticus 15:16-30
Marriage in the Diaspora: Medieval Egypt
A Mediterranean Society
Greece: Patriarchal Dominance in Classical Athens
The Reign of Phallocracy
The Reign of the Phallus
The Perfect Wife at Home
Oeconomicus
Athenian Slavery
The Reign of the Phallus
Neaera, a Courtesan
Court Records of the Trial of Neaera
China: Imperial Women of the Han Dynasty (202 B.C.E.-220 C.E.)
The Regency of Empress Lu
The History of the Former Han Dynasty Correspondence of Empress Lu and Mao-tun
Chinese Women as Pawns
"Eighteen Verses Sung to a Tatar Reed Whistle"
Princesses as Power Brokers
"Imperial Marriage in the Native Chinese and Non-Han State, Han to Ming"
Women in the Late Roman Republic: Independence, Divorce, and Serial Marriages
Letters from Cicero to His Wife, Terentia
Cicero: The Letters to His Friends
The Proscription of 43 B.C.E.
Appian's Roman History
Hortensia's Speech
Appian's Roman History
The Roman Family
"Divorce Roman Style"
"Remarriage and the Structure of the Upper-Class Roman Family"
Western Europe: Christian Women on Manors, in Convents, and in Towns
Christianity's Dual Vision of Women
The Passion of Saint Perpetua
Galatians 3:26-8
Colossians 3:18-22
1 Corinthians 4:33-5
1 Timothy 2:8-15
Conversion of the Franks
"The Thuringian War"
Nuns as Popular Authors: Hildegard of Bingen
Beyond Their Sex
A Nun's Poetry
"Eve" and "The Virgin Mary"
Christine de Pisan, Professional Writer
Beyond Their Sex
"Objections to The Romance of the Rose"
How Ladies Who Live on Their Lands Should Conduct Themselves
Parisian Women's Occupations in 1292 and 1313 C.E.
Opera Muliebria: Women and Work in Medieval Europe
The Middle East: Islam, the Family, and the Seclusion of Women
The Quran
The Holy Quran, 24:32
"The Past and Present of Women in the Muslim World"
Aisha, Muhammad's Beloved Wife
Aishah the Beloved of Mohammed
Muslim Women in Medieval Cairo
"Manners and Customs of Fourteenth-Century Cairene Women"
China and Japan: The Patriarchal Ideal
Confucian Mothers
The Biographies of Eminent Chinese Women
Footbinding in China
"Women in China, Japan, and Korea"
Women in the Japanese Emperor's Court
The Pillow Book
"Did He Come to Me"
"This Name of Hers"
Africa: Traders, Slaves, Sorcerers, and Queen Mothers
Female Slavery and Women's Work
The Book of Routes and Realms
Journey
Women's Friendship with Men
Journey
Sorcerers and Queens
Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
Queens and Queen Mothers
Journey
The Meaning of Nudity
Journey
Southeast Asia: The Most Fortunate Women in the World
Gender Autonomy
Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680
Marriage
Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680
"Sharing a Husband"
Merchants, Diplomats, and Queens
The Customs of Cambodia
Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680
The Travels of Mendes Pinto
Widespread Literacy
Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680
The Americas: Aztec, Inca, and Iroquois Women
Aztec Greetings to Newborn Babies
The Florentine Codex
Aztec Women's Careers and Character
The Florentine Codex
The Aztec Ceremony of the Sweeping of the Roads, September 1-20
Aztecs: An Interpretation
The Politics of Iroquois Cooperation
"Iroquois Women"
Food and Power
"Iroquois Women"
Pawns of the Inca
Moon, Sun, and Witches
Glossary
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