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Daughters of Isis By Joyce Tyldesley

Daughters of Isis by 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 picture of daily life - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming and religion - viewed from a female perspective.

Daughters of Isis Summary

Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley

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 in ancient Egypt weaves a fascinating picture of daily life - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming and religion - viewed from a female perspective, in a work that is engaging, original and constantly surprising.

About Joyce Tyldesley

Joyce Tyldesley, holder of a doctorate from Oxford University, is Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics, and Oriental Studies at Liverpool University, England. She is the author of Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh and Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Eygpt.

Table of Contents

Images of women; married bliss; mistress of the house; work and play; good grooming; the royal harem; female kings; religious life and death.

Additional information

GOR011852067
9780140175967
0140175962
Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley
Used - Like New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1995-03-30
352
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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