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Women's Ritual Competence in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean (Hardcover)

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Contributions in this volume demonstrate how, across the ancient Greek-speaking Mediterranean and over hundreds of years, women’s rituals intersected with the political, economic, cultural or religious spheres of their communities in a way that has only recently started to gain sustained academic attention. The volume does not aim to be comprehensive, but rather to tease out a number of different approaches and contexts, and to expand existing studies of women in the ancient world and also scholarship on religious and political history. The contributors face a famously difficult task: ancient authors did not record women’s ritual songs, prophecies and prayers, or they misunderstood women’s rituals. Many of the objects women made and used in ritual were perishable and have not survived; certain kinds of ritual objects (lowly undecorated pots, for example) tend not to be recorded in archaeological reports. However, this volume suggests these challenges can have positive results and the broad range of contributions demonstrates the multiplicity of materials that can be used as evidence - including inscriptions, textiles, ceramics, figurative art, and written sources - and the range of methodologies that can be used, such as cognitive and comparative approaches, analysis of texts and images, and of material evidence.
Number of Pages: 247
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Women, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: October 31, 2016
TCIN: 51639368
UPC: 9781472478900
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-2387
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