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Women in Ancient Egipt review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ 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 to show us what the archaeologicaD 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. This was by far the best book on Egyptian history I've read so far Robins set out in the beginning stating exactly why she was looking at the subject why it was important and what the evidence stated It definitely was written as a social history with Robins paying particular attention to changes over time and made sure to include when the sources that she was talking about were found One small complaint about this was that rather than including the dates in brackets after the dynasties as is done in Chinese histories the reader was left to flip to the chart at the front of the book to check the dates for what was being discussed Overall Robins gave a great sense of caution to interpreting the different evidence of the position of women At times this sense of doubt seemed to be taken a bit too far for instance when she said that just because there was a word for women scribes and women were seen with scribal tablets and writing euipment under the seats shouldn't be interpreted that they were actually women scribes or that they were even literate She suggests how women writing letters to each other could easily have been written by a male in the household and read out to the women recipients Which seems to be trying to stretch the evidence a little further than necessary in the opposite direction but all told I'd rather read a cautious writer to one who took the flimsiest evidence and ran with it The book looked at royal women the working lives of women their legal status and their role in religion The legal status and the role in religion I think were the most interesting It was good to see how much control and independence and how much legal protection women actually had I felt that I learned uite a bit even if not much is known for sure

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. This was by far the best book on Egyptian history I've read so far Robins set out in the beginning stating exactly why she was looking at the subject why it was important and what the evidence stated It definitely was written as a social history with Robins paying particular attention to changes over time and made sure to include when the sources that she was talking about were found One small complaint about this was that rather than including the dates in brackets after the dynasties as is done in Chinese histories the reader was left to flip to the chart at the front of the book to check the dates for what was being discussed Overall Robins gave a great sense of caution to interpreting the different evidence of the position of women At times this sense of doubt seemed to be taken a bit too far for instance when she said that just because there was a word for women scribes and women were seen with scribal tablets and writing euipment under the seats shouldn't be interpreted that they were actually women scribes or that they were even literate She suggests how women writing letters to each other could easily have been written by a male in the household and read out to the women recipients Which seems to be trying to stretch the evidence a little further than necessary in the opposite direction but all told I'd rather read a cautious writer to one who took the flimsiest evidence and ran with it The book looked at royal women the working lives of women their legal status and their role in religion The legal status and the role in religion I think were the most interesting It was good to see how much control and independence and how much legal protection women actually had I felt that I learned uite a bit even if not much is known for sure

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Women in Ancient Egipt ´ 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. English review after SpanishÚltimamente he estado bastante interesada en las cuestiones de género en el Antiguo Egipto así ue tenía bastante ganas de leerme este ensayo La profesora Robins hace un recuento bastante exhaustivo de diversos aspectos de la vida egipcia y los pone en relación con el papel de las mujeres He descubierto muchos detalles ue desconocía y me ha hecho plantearme nuevas dudas Lo único ue lamento es ue este campo esté tan poco estudiado y sea tan difícil de conocer más sobre ellas aunue hay ue tener en cuenta ue este libro fue publicado en los 90 la investigación debe de haber avanzado puesto ue hace ue el libro se uede cojo en algunas partes aunue como he dicho es por falta de información En general una buena base para todos auellos investigadores ue ueremos comenzar a saber más y una buena obra divulgativaLately I've grown interested in gender in Ancient Egypt so I was really looking forward to reading this essay Professor Robins makes a very good account of many aspects of daily Egyptian life and relates them to the role women had in them It has made me discover many details that I didn't know about and also to ask myself new uestions However it's a pity that this field is so scarcely studied and the difficulty we encounter to know about women as this makes the book uite faulty in some aspects I would love to know about; this is due to lack of sura facts on the field though and this book was published in the 90's so I hope there's to know about the women nowadays To sum up a good start point for us researchers who want to deepen our knowledge in this field and a good essay for the public read & download Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Gay Robins

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Gay Robins Ý 3 read 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 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. This book provides a good overview of women in ancient Egypt but wasn't always as in depth as I wanted Many of the images are also scattered across the book so I'd find stuff from chapter three in say chapter nine It was still informative though