9780073513225

Envisioning Women in World History: Prehistory to 1500

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073513225

  • ISBN10:

    0073513229

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/22/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

Envisioning Women in World History: Prehistory - 1500, Volume 1 is part of McGraw-Hill's Explorations in World History series, designed to introduce readers to particular issues that have been significant on a global scale. This book examines the evolving roles of women throughout history, focusing on the various historical conditions that have repressed or liberated them, as well as the origins of patriarchy from a global perspective. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Note from the Series Editorsp. iv
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Women in Eurasia before 1000 bcep. 6
Women in the Ancient Mediterranean: Classical Greece and Imperial Rome (ca. 500 bce-500 ce)p. 32
The Heritage of the Gupta Empire: India and Southeast Asia (ca. 320 bce-1500 ce)p. 62
Women in Tang and Song China (618-1279 ce)p. 93
Meso-American Civilizations (ca. 200-1500 ce)p. 125
Women in the Islamic World: Pre-Islamic Arabia to Abbasid Caliphate (ca. 500-1258 ce)p. 153
Western Europe in the Central and Late Middle Ages (1050-1500 ce)p. 182
Conclusionp. 213
Notesp. 219
Suggested Readingsp. 227
Indexp. 231
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