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    DescriptionIn 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.


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    Title
    Daughters of Isis
    Subtitle
    Women of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joyce A. Tyldesley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 245 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140175967
    ISBN 10: 0140175962
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JFSJ1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: HDD, HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, SOC028000
    DC22: 305.40932
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA, 1HBE
    B&T Approval Code: A14662000
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 305.40932
    LC classification: HQ1137.E3 T95 1995
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    16pp line drawings, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Back cover copy
    During the dynastic period (3000 BC - 332 BC), as the Greek historian Herodotus was intrigued to observe, Egyptian women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, unrivalled, indeed, by women in Europe until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and even live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Furthermore, women fortunate enough to be members of the royal harem were vastly influential, as were those rare women who rose to rule Egypt as 'female kings'. Joyce Tyldesley draws upon archaeological, historical and ethnographical evidence to piece together a vivid picture of daily life in Egypt - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming, religion - all viewed from a female perspective. She has an engaging eye for incidental detail and draws fascinating parallels and contrasts between the ancient and our modern world.
    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.