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Women in Ancient EgiptD real power appear here in colorful detail alongside their traditional counterparts Robins examines the ueens' reputed divinity and takes a frank look at the practice of incest within Egypt's dynasties She shows us the special role of women in religious rites and offices and assesses their depiction in Egyptian art as it portrays their position in societyBy drawing women back into the picture we have of ancient Egypt this book opens a whole new perspective on one of world history's most exotic and familiar cultures. I adored this book Gay Robins has produced an excellent resource on Ancient Egyptian women Most of the book deals with the everyday life of non royal women and Robins admits that this mostly deals with women of the elite as little evidence of the lives of lower class women has survived The first two chapters however are dedicated to the royal women of Ancient Egypt The first provides a general overview while the second profiles notable ueens My one criticism of the book is that this second chapter bar one exception is focused entirely on eighteenth dynasty ueens bypassing some fascinating womenThe rest of the book deals with non royal women with chapters dedicated to marriage pregnancy the roles women played in and out of the household the economic and legal rights women had the religious functions women performed and finally the image of a woman pictured in Ancient Egyptian literature and art Robins appears to be very reliable mainly because she does come out and admit to the gaps in the evidence and what this means for our knowledge of Ancient Egyptian women when discussing a topic such as literacy Robins is also honest when her theories lack solid historical data which is refreshing to see However this honesty doesn't prevent valuable insights into women's lives or everyday life in Ancient Egypt being made I loved that each chapter ended with a few suggested books or articles for further reading Thus if you were interested in the chapter topic you had about four references you could go and look up straight away What's though Women in Ancient Egypt was first published in 1993 Robins has gone back at a later stage and provided references to recent articles and booksRobins is perhaps realistic certainly pessimistic in her take on Ancient Egyptian women than other writers It becomes clear that though Ancient Egyptian women did have it better than women from other cultures entry to Egypt's ruling bureaucracy was only open to men and the Egyptian society was that of a patriarchy To finish this review I want to uote a line from the blurb because it sums up why this book is so awesome so here we gowithout glossing over the tantalising gaps which exist in the evidence she Robins offers fresh and revealing insights into women's lives and therefore into ancient Egyptian society as a whole

Gay Robins ☆ 5 review

M a male viewpoint Robins conducts us through these sources with an archaeologist's relish stripping away layer after interpretive layer to expose the reality beneath Here we see the everyday lives of women in the economic legal or domestic sphere from the Early Dynastic Period almost 5000 years ago to the conuest of Alexander in 332 BC Within this kingdom ruled and run by men women could still wield influence indirectly and in some cases directly when a woman took the position of king The exceptional few who assume. An objective and interesting in depth look at what we suppose life for women in Ancient Egypt was like At times it read like a textbook because the author was truly striving for objectivity I did miss the conjecture and speculation that spices up a lot of pop history books

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Read ä Women in Ancient Egipt ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ An idealised version of women appears everywhere in the art of ancient Egypt but the true nature of these women's lives has long remained hidden Robins' book gracefully written and copiously illustrated cuts through the obscurity of the ages toAn idealised version of women appears everywhere in the art of ancient Egypt but the true nature of these women's lives has long remained hidden Robins' book gracefully written and copiously illustrated cuts through the obscurity of the ages to show us what the archaeological riches of Egypt really say about how these women lived both in the public eye and within the familyThe art and written records of the time present a fascinating puzzle But how often has the evidence been interpreted consciously or otherwise fro. Clear thorough and informative if a bit dry