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    DescriptionRepresentations of sexual difference (whether visual or textual) have become an area of much theoretical concern and investigation in recent feminist scholarship. Yet although a wide range of relevant evidence survives from the ancient Near East, it has been exceptional for those studying women in the ancient world to stray outside the traditional bounds of Greece and Rome. Women of Babylon is a much-needed historical/art historical study that investigates the concepts of femininity which prevailed in Assyro-Babylonian society. Zainab Bahrani's detailed analysis of how the culture of ancient Mesopotamia defined sexuality and gender roles both in, and through, representation is enhanced by a rich selection of visual material extending from 6500 BC - 1891 AD. Professor Bahrani also investigates the ways in which women of the ancient Near East have been perceived in classical scholarship up to the nineteenth century.


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    Title
    Women of Babylon
    Subtitle
    Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Zainab Bahrani
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 330 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415619387
    ISBN 10: 0415619386
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    LC classification: HQ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 51
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Approval Code: A31620000
    Abridged Dewey: 305
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC032000, SOC028000
    DC22: 305.40935
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, NK, JBSF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    02 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "Though not a textbook per se, this work will be of immense help for the scholar who has heretofore simply catalogued information about gender, as it engages theoretical approaches."-Religious Studies Review