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書名 Women's writing of ancient Mesopotamia : an anthology of the earliest female authors / [edited and translated] by Charles Halton, Saana Svärd
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9781107052055 (hardback)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  PJ3725 W872 2017    在架上    30530001296284
說明 xix, 238 pages ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references and indexes
"Women's Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia presents fresh and engaging translations of works that were composed or edited by female scribes and elite women of the ancient Near East. These texts provide insight into the social status, struggles, and achievements of women during the earliest periods of recorded human history (c.2300-540 BCE). In three introductory chapters and a concluding chapter, Charles Halton and Saana Svärd provide an overview of the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia and examine gender by analyzing these different kinds of texts. The translations cover a range of genres, including hymns, poems, prayers, letters, inscriptions, and oracles. Each text is accompanied by a short introduction that situates the composition within its ancient environment and explores what it reveals about the lives of women within the ancient world. This anthology will serve as an essential reference book for scholars and students of ancient history, gender studies, and world literature"-- Provided by publisher
"These texts provide insight into the social status, struggles, and achievements of women during the earliest periods of recorded human history (ca. 2300 - 540 BCE). In three introductory chapters and a concluding chapter, Charles Halton and Saana Svard provide an overview of the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia and examine gender by analyzing these different kinds of texts. The translations cover a range of genres, including hymns, poems, prayers, letters, inscriptions, and oracles"-- Provided by publisher
The origins of writing in Mesopotamia -- Mesopotamian women -- Authorship, agency, and gender -- Scholarly documents -- Hymns, poems, and prayers -- Letters -- Inscriptions -- Oracles -- Proverbs and other literature -- Women's writing in Mesopotamia -- Index of divine names -- Index of personal names -- Index of place names
主題 Assyro-Babylonian literature -- Women authors
Assyro-Babylonian literature -- Translations into English
Civilization, Ancient
Iraq -- Civilization -- To 634
Alt Author Halton, Charles, 1978- editor, translator
Svärd, Saana, 1977- editor, translator
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