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Dancing for Hathor : Women in Ancient Egypt.

Author: Carolyn Graves-Brown
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2010.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Graves-Brown, Carolyn.
Dancing for Hathor : Women in Ancient Egypt.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Graves-Brown
ISBN: 9781441101679 1441101675
OCLC Number: 1027182013
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Chronology; Introduction; 1 Rich women, poor women; 2 Changing worlds; The Golden Age; The Great Mother Goddess; The status and role of Predynastic women; Inequality and the rise of the state; Womenâ#x80;#x99;s status and the growth of agriculture; Womenâ#x80;#x99;s status from the Old Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom; Queens of the Old Kingdom; Administrative titles; Priestesses of Hathor; Women textile workers; Women in trade; Did womenâ#x80;#x99;s status decline from the Old to the Middle Kingdoms?; Later periods; 3 Reversing the ordinary practices of mankind. The dangerous temptress and the passive wifeWomen, weapons and warfare; Domestic violence; Women, the law and property; Adultery and divorce; Crime and punishment; Housewife; Was ancient Egypt a matrilineal society?; Were women considered to be sex objects?; 4 Birth, life and death; Education, literacy and scribes; Age and sexuality; Menarche and menstruation; Coming of age and marriage; Polygamy; Contraceptives and abortion; Phallic votives and fertility figurines; Pregnancy and childbirth; Motherhood; Widows and old age; 5 Womenâ#x80;#x99;s work; Women serving women; Conscripted labour; Agriculture. Textile productionWomen and trade; The â#x80;#x98;wise womenâ#x80;#x99;; Prostitution; Doctors and midwives; Nurses and tutors; Hairdressers and perfumers; Treasurers; Vizier; Women and the court; Women deputizing for their husbands; Women and the temple; Servants of the God; Henut; Godâ#x80;#x99;s Wife of Amun and Divine Adoratrice; Priestess singers and Meret; The Chantress; Singers in the â#x80;#x98;interiorâ#x80;#x99;; Khener and dancing; Women and funerals; The role of music and dance; Impersonating Hathor; 6 Sexuality, art and religion; Sexuality and the erotic; Sexual identity; The creative power of the male; Homosexuality. AndrogynyWere the Egyptians prudes?; Ostraca and the Turin Papyrus; High art and coded messages; Tattoos, sex and dancing girls; Day beds and public celebration of sexuality; The erotic body; Love poetry; Women and rebirth; The power of the erotic; 7 Queens and harems; Queenship; Symbols of queenship; The queen as Hathor; Divine birth; Incest and the heiress theory; Royal polygamy; The â#x80;#x98;haremâ#x80;#x99; of Mentuhotep II; Institutions of women in the New Kingdom: ipet-nesw and per-khener; Medinet-Gurob (Mi-wer); Royal children; Diplomatic marriages; â#x80;#x98;Harem plotsâ#x80;#x99;; The harem plot of Rameses III. Female kingsAhmes Nefertari (Ahmes/Ahmose Nefertari) (c.1570â#x80;#x93;1506 BC); Hatshepsut (c.1470â#x80;#x93;1458 BC); Nefertiti (c.1390â#x80;#x93;1340 BC); Cleopatra VII (c.69â#x80;#x93;31 BC); Egyptian attitudes to women in power; 8 Goddesses; Nut; Neith; Isis and Nephthys; Hathor; Drunkenness; The Return of the Distant One; Conclusion; Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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