Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt

Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt

by Joyce A Tyldesley


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In ancient Egypt women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, or in fact by most women until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Some of them even rose to rule Egypt as ‘female kings’. Joyce Tyldesley’s vivid history of how women lived in ancient Egypt weaves a fascinating picture of daily life – marriage and the home, work and play, grooming and religion – viewed from a female perspective, in a work that is engaging, original and constantly surprising.

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ISBN-13: 9780140175967
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,131,675
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joyce Tyldesley, holder of a doctorate from Oxford University, is Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics, and Oriental Studies at Liverpool University, England. She is the author of Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh and Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Eygpt.

Table of Contents

Daughters of IsisList of Plates
List of Figures
List of Maps and Chronologies
Introduction: The Geographical and Historical Background
1. Images of Women
2. Married Bliss
3. Mistress of the House
4. Work and Play
5. Good Grooming
6. The Royal Harem
7. Female Kings
8. Religious Life and Death
Selected Bibliography

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