Woman and her Master: Volume 1

Woman and her Master: Volume 1

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Sydney, Lady Morgan (?1783-1859) is best remembered as a novelist whose highly successful historical romances often dealt with sexual, religious and racial discrimination. This work, published in 1840, examines the role of women in history. Morgan originally planned to write four volumes, but owing to her ill health only the first two, focusing on the Old Testament and classical civilization, were completed. Morgan proposes the view that women were really the dominant sex that shaped human society. She criticizes the legal discrimination against women that persists even in an age when superiority is no longer defined by physical strength. In Volume 1 she focuses on 'savage' and 'semi-civilized' peoples, and examples of societies as described in the Old Testament. Morgan writes vividly and passionately about the indignities to which women are subjected by men. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=morgsy
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Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20mm | 440g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1108019331
  • 9781108019330

Table of contents

Book I: 1. Woman; 2. The women of savage life, of semi-civilized tribes; 3. The women of the East; 4. The women of the Hebrews, under the Patriarchs; 5. The women of the Hebrews, under the Egyptian Captivity; 6. Women of the Hebrews under the Judges - Deborah; 7. Women of the Hebrews under the Philistines - the mother of Samson, Naomi and Ruth, Hannah; 8. The women of the Hebrews under the Monarchy - the Witch of Endor; 9. The Hebrew women under the Monarchy continued - Abigail, Michal, Bathsheba; Book II: 1. The women of the Hebrews under the Monarchy - the Queen of Sheba; 2. The women of the Hebrews under the Monarchy - the Egyptian princesses; 3. The women of the Hebrews on the separation of Israel and Judah; 4. The women of the Hebrews - Huldah, Judith, Esther; Book III: 1. The women of classical antiquity in Greece; 2. The domestic life of Pericles - Aspasia.
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