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Women and Property in Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Societies

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  • Robert Whiting
    ... =================================== We are pleased to announce the electronic publication of Women and Property in Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 2, 2006
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      From Jack Sasson via the agade list:

      >From Raymond Westbrook <rwestb@...>:
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      We are pleased to announce the electronic publication of Women and
      Property in Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Societies
      (Deborah Lyons and Raymond Westbrook eds., Center for Hellenic
      Studies, 2005).

      The edited volume is the result of a conference held at the Center
      for Hellenic Studies in Washington, which brought together scholars
      studying ancient Greece, the Levant, Egypt, and Mesopotamia in a
      cross-disciplinary exchange. The contributions focus on free women as
      active participants in the control of property.

      The link is
      <http://www.chs.harvard.edu/activities_events.sec/conferences.ssp/conference_women_property.pg>

      The contributions include:

      I. Women, Property, and the Ideology of Gender
      -Hans Van Wees : The Invention of the Female Mind: Women, Property
      and Gender Ideology in Archaic Greece (529Kb)
      -Deborah Lyons : Dangerous Gifts: Ideologies of Gender and
      Exchange in Ancient Greece (594Kb)
      -Naomi Steinberg : Romancing the Widow: The Economic Distinctions
      between the ´alma:nâ, the ´i$$â-´alma-nâ and the ´e:$et-hamme:t (353Kb)
      -Cheryl Cox : Women and Property in Ancient Athens: A Discussion of
      the Private Orations and Menander (291Kb)

      II. Women's Property in a Legal Framework
      -Sophie Démare-Lafont : Inheritance Law of and through Women in the
      Middle Assyrian Period (279Kb)
      -Cornelia Wunsch: Women's Property and the Law of Inheritance in
      the Neo-Babylonian Period (218Kb)
      -Raymond Westbrook: Penelope's Dowry and Odysseus' Kingship (366Kb)
      -Stefan Link: "..., but not more!" Female Inheritance in Cretan
      Gortyn (320Kb)
      -Annalisa Azzoni: Women and Property in Persian Egypt and
      Mesopotamia (460Kb)
      -Lin Foxhall: Female inheritance in Athenian law (219Kb)
      -Stephen Hodkinson: Female Property Ownership and Status in
      Classical and Hellenistic Sparta (462Kb)

      III. Women's Property in the Material Record
      -Betsy Bryan: Property and the God^Òs Wives of Amun (322Kb)
      -Stefania Mazzoni: Having and Showing: Women^Òs Possessions in the
      Afterlife in Iron Age Syria and Mesopotamia (286Kb). Manuscript
      Images, Figures 1 - 18 (2.7MB)
      -Susan Langdon: Views of Wealth, a Wealth of Views: Grave Goods in
      Iron Age Attica (473Kb)
      -Diane Harris-Cline: Women and Sacred Property: The Evidence from
      Greek Inscriptions (238Kb)
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