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Daughters of Isis : women of ancient Egypt

Author: Joyce A Tyldesley
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 1995, ©1994.
Series: Penguin history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the dynastic period (3000 BC - 332 BC), as the Greek historian Herodotus was intrigued to observe, Egyptian women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, unrivalled, indeed, by women in Europe until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and even live alone without the protection of a male  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tyldesley, Joyce A.
Daughters of Isis
(OCoLC)988399664
Named Person: Börngen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce A Tyldesley
ISBN: 0140175962 9780140175967
OCLC Number: 32700615
Notes: Originally published: London : Viking, 1994.
Description: 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 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.
Series Title: Penguin history.
Responsibility: Joyce Tyldesley.

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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. This book presents a  Read more...

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