Parchments of Gender builds up an important source of inter-disciplinary information for the study of gender and the body in history. The distinguished contributors pursue the central theme of the body's relation to gender, covering the ancient communities of Greece, Rome, and Judaea to argue that the body is culturally constructed and not a sign of what is natural. The essays further demonstrate the central role of antiquity in the developing cultural formation of the gendered body as a concept, a practice, and an experience in modern societies.
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