Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt

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The women of dynastic Egypt were a remarkable phenomenon in the ancient world, subjected to none of the harsh restraints that Mesopotamian, Greek and Roman patriarchal traditions imposed on their womenfolk. Any free-born woman was assured of her legal right to own and trade in property, initiate a court action and even live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Royal wives, mothers and daughters enjoyed great influence and power in affairs of state, and a few unusually dominant women even managed to seize the ...

Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt 1995, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y.

ISBN-13: 9780140175967

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Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt 1994, Viking, London

ISBN-13: 9780670848386

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