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Women, Gender and Identity in Third Intermediate Period Egypt : The Theban Case Study (Hardcover) (Jean

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Women, Gender and Identity in Third Intermediate Period Egypt clarifies the role of women in Egyptian society during the first millennium BCE, allowing for more nuanced discussions of women in the Third Intermediate Period. It is an intensive study of a corpus that is both geographically and temporally localized around the city of Thebes, which was the cultural and religious centre of Egypt during this period and home to a major national necropolis. Unlike past studies which have relied heavily on literary evidence, Li presents a refreshing material culture-based analysis of identity construction in elite female burial practices. This close examination of the archaeology of women’s burial presents an opportunity to investigate the social, professional and individual identities of women beyond the normative portrayals of the subordinate wife, mother and daughter. Taking a methodological and material culture-based approach which adds new dimensions to scholarly and popular understandings of ancient Egyptian women, this fascinating and important study will aid scholars of Egyptian history and archaeology, and anyone with an interest in women and gender in the ancient world.


Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Egyptology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Jean Li
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2016
TCIN: 52039358
UPC: 9781138125421
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-2223
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