Daily Life of Women: An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times to the Present, 1st Edition

  • Colleen Boyett
  • H. Micheal Tarver
  • Mildred Diane Gleasons
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  • ISBN-10: 1440846936
  • ISBN-13: 9781440846939
  • DDC: 305.409
  • 1888 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Since record keeping began, history has been written by a relatively few elite men. Insights into women's history are left to be gleaned by scholars who undertake careful readings of ancient literature, examine archaeological artifacts, and study popular culture, such as folktales, musical traditions, and art. For some historical periods and geographic regions, this is the only way to develop some sense of what daily life might have been like for women in a particular time and place. This reference explores the daily life of women across civilizations from around the world, organized by civilization and arranged chronologically. Within each society, the encyclopedia highlights the roles of women within five broad thematic categories: the arts, economics and work, family and community life, recreation and social customs, and religious life. Included are numerous sidebars containing additional information, document excerpts, images, and suggestions for further reading.