Women's Roles in Ancient Civilizations: A Reference Guide

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Copyright Acknowledgments
The editor and publisher gratefully acknowledge permission for the use of the following material:
From Poems of Love and War, by A. K. Ramanujan. Three poems from pp. 84, 145, 185. Copyright © 1985, Columbia University Press. Reprinted with the permission of the publisher and Oxford University Press.
From The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry. From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, translated by Burton Watson. One poem from pp. 74-75. Copyright © 1984, Columbia University Press. Reprinted with the permission of the publisher.
From Ancient Egyptian Literature, three volumes, by Miriam Lichtheim. Material taken from volume 2, 3 poems from pp. 136, 141, 143. Copyright © 1973- 1980, Regents of the University of California. Reprinted with the permission of the publisher, the University of California Press.
From The Harps That Once Were . . .: Sumerian Poetry in Translation, by Th. Jacobsen . One poem from p. 140. Copyright © 1976. Reprinted with the permission of the publisher, Yale University Press.
From The Exaltation of Inanna, by W. W. Hallo and J. J.A. van Dijk. One poetry quote from pp. 22-25. Copyright © 1968. Reprinted with the permission of the publisher, Yale University Press.
From "The Historian and the Sumerian Gods," by Th. Jacobsen. Journal of the American Oriental Society 114 ( 1994): pp. 151-153. Reprinted with the permission of the American Oriental Society.
From Poets of the Tamil Anthologies: Ancient Poems of Love and War, by George L. Har III . Three poems from pp. 22, 60, 199. Copyright © 1979 by Princeton University Press. Reprinted by permission of Princeton University Press.

Cover art credits: "Makron, Greek, Red-figure Kylix (interior view)," courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art; "Terracotta Figurine of a Female Musician Playing a Hand Drum" ( Semitic Museum #1907.64.470), photograph by Carl Andrews, courtesy of the Semitic Museum, Harvard University; "Female Votive Statue" © The British Museum; "Women at a Fountain House" © The British Museum.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Further Reading xvii
  • Part I - Asia: the Far East 1
  • 1 - Women in Ancient China 2
  • Notes 32
  • Further Reading 34
  • 2 - Women in Ancient India 35
  • Part II - Asia: the near East 83
  • 4 - Women in Ancient Mesopotamia 85
  • 5 - Women in the Ancient Levant 115
  • Part III - Africa 153
  • 6 - Women in Ancient Egypt 155
  • 7 - Women in Ancient West Africa 188
  • Part IV - The Mediterranean 217
  • 8 - Women in Ancient Greece 218
  • 9 - Women in the Ancient Roman World 257
  • Part V - The Americas 291
  • 10 - Women in Ancient Mesoamerica 292
  • 11 - Women in the Ancient Andes 313
  • Further Reading 361
  • Glossary 363
  • Index 367
  • About the Contributors 387
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