The Resource Women in the ancient world, Jenifer Neils

Women in the ancient world, Jenifer Neils

Label
Women in the ancient world
Title
Women in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
Jenifer Neils
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, the author offers an overview of the roles of women in the ancient societies of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East. Sifting through a range of evidence from written and material culture, and focusing in particular on visual imagery, she traces the parameters of women's real lives, as distinct from the stereotypical ways in which they were often portrayed. After examining their traditional functions as wives and mothers, the author presents evidence of women's participation in the public and religious spheres. Juxtapositions comparing images and attitudes of each society reveal whether the women portrayed are meant to be examples of perfect femininity or the object of scorn, faithful wives or untouchable priestesses, or high-living prostitutes. Depictions of goddesses and the dress and adornments of women are analyzed for what they divulge about ideals of feminine beauty and attitudes toward female nudity. The text is contains many quotations from contemporary sources that reveal details about women in the ancient world, often with surprising resonance for our own time. The illustrations, many specially commissioned, include public art and domestic artifacts such as sculptures, wall and mummy case paintings, engravings, silver objects, and jewelry
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neils, Jenifer
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1127
LC item number
.N45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women in art
  • History, Ancient
  • Women in art
  • History, Ancient
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Altertum
  • Frau (Motiv)
  • Kunst
  • Altertum
  • Frau (Motiv)
  • Kunst
  • Alter Orient
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Römisches Reich
  • Alter Orient
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Römisches Reich
Label
Women in the ancient world, Jenifer Neils
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Real women: an introduction -- Female stereotypes -- Mothers and mourners -- Working women -- The body beautiful -- Women and religion -- Royal women
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781606060919
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011011963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)710816299
  • (OCoLC)ocn710816299
Label
Women in the ancient world, Jenifer Neils
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Real women: an introduction -- Female stereotypes -- Mothers and mourners -- Working women -- The body beautiful -- Women and religion -- Royal women
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781606060919
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011011963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)710816299
  • (OCoLC)ocn710816299

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