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Daughters of Isis : women of ancient Egypt

Author: Joyce A Tyldesley
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
In ancient Egypt women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, or in fact by most women until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Some of them even rose to rule Egypt as 'female kings'. Joyce Tyldesley's vivid history of how women lived  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tyldesley, Joyce A.
Daughters of Isis.
London ; New York : Viking, ©1994
Online version:
Tyldesley, Joyce A.
Daughters of Isis.
London ; New York : Viking, ©1994
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce A Tyldesley
ISBN: 0670848387 9780670848386 9780140175967 0140175962
OCLC Number: 30336051
Description: 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The geographical and historical background --
Images of women --
Married bliss --
Mistress of the house --
Work and play --
Good grooming --
The Royal Harem --
Female kings --
Religious life and death.
Responsibility: Joyce Tyldesley.


An examination of the daily routine of dynastic Egypt from a female viewpoint, using a combination of historical, archaeological and ethnographic evidence to review those aspects of life most  Read more...


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