A CULTURAL HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ANTIQUITY - A Cultural History of Women in Antiquity explores women's history in the West from 500 BCE to 1000 CE. This time period includes women's participation in Greek and Roman civilization, and the Christianization of the Roman Empire up to Late Antiquity. Key issues include the impact of changing cultural forces and discourses on female autonomy and agency, women's relationship to public and religious circles of power, and women's status in domestic and public space.
The book presents an overview of the period with essays on female sexual practices, literacy, education and work, medical treatments and authority, ritual office and superstitious practices, cultural transitions and representation, and differences between ideology and actual social practices in identifying women's use of public and private space.
Table of Contents
The Life Cycle, Katariina Mustakallio, University of Tampere, Finland
Bodies & Sexuality, Allison Glazebrook, Brock University, Canada and Nicola Mellor, Independent Scholar
Religion & Popular Beliefs, Janet H. Tulloch, Carleton University, Canada
Medicine & Disease, Steven Muir, Concordia University College of Alberta, Canada and Laurence Totelin, Cardiff University, UK
Public & Private, Kristina Milnor, Barnard College, USA
Education & Work, Marcia H. Lindgren, University of Iowa, USA
Power, Lynda Garland, University of New England, USA
Artistic Representation, Shelby Brown, UCLA, USA
Condition: Good - Editor: Janet H Tulloch - Publisher: Bloomsbury - Pages: 288 - Paperback