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Woman
(7,947 words)

I. Ancient Orient, Egypt and Iran

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A. Introduction

Knowledge of the status of women is largely based on texts of a legal nature (legal documents, law books, royal decrees). Accordingly, research to date emphasizes primarily the legal aspects of the position of women in family and society. Non-legal texts from a variety of genres contain information on the act…

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Renger, Johannes (Berlin), Feucht, Erika (Heidelberg), Brosius, Maria (Oxford), Macuch, Maria (Berlin), RU.PA., Wagner-Hasel, Beate (Darmstadt), King, Helen (Reading), L.B., Domhardt, Yvonne (Zürich) and Albrecht, Ruth (Hamburg), “Woman”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e414490>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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