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Title: Dancing for Hathor: Women in Ancient Egypt
Author: Graves-Brown, Carolyn
Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2010
Hardcover; ISBN: 9781847250544
Volumes: 1; Pages: 256
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The fragmentary evidence allows us only tantalising glimpses of the sophisticated and complex society of the ancient Egyptians. Carolyn Graves-Brown draws on funerary remains, tomb paintings, architecture and textual evidence to explore all aspects of women in Egypt from goddessses and queens to women as the 'vessels of creation'. This is a wide ranging and revealing account told with authority and verve.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChronologyChapter 1: Rich women, poor womenChapter 2: Changing worldsChapter 3: 'The Egyptians in their manners and customs seem to have reversed the ordinary practices of mankind'Chapter 4: Birth, life and deathChapter 5: Women's workChapter 6: Sexuality, art and religionChapter 7: Queens and haremsChapter 8: GoddessesConclusion