Titel: Women in late Antiquity: pagan and Christian life-styles
Författare: Gillian Clark
Förlag: Oxford University Press
Skick: Mycket gott skick – hanteringsspår, svaga vikningar i ryggen, blyertsunderstykningar i den första tredjedelen av boken.
This book bridges a gap between two traditional disciplines. Since the 1970s, there has been a remarkable outpouring of work on women in antiquity, but women in late antiquity (3rd-6th centuries A.D.) have been far less studied. Classicists have been more concerned with the first two centuries A.D., and theologians have been interested in New Testament, rather than patristic, teaching about women or its social and cultural setting. In this book, Clark offers an introduction to the basic conditions of life for women: marriage, divorce, celibacy and prostitution; legal constraints and protection; child-bearing, health care, and medical theories; housing, housework, and clothes; and the general assumptions about female nature which were discarded at need. Christian and non-Christian literature, art, and archaeology are used to exemplify both the practicalities of life and the prevailing “discourses” of the ancient world.
“This little gem of a book…is a delight to read….Clark has done a tremendous service in stitching together a fascinating patchwork of facts and ideas.”–Bryn Mawr Classical Review
“A masterpiece of compression….She has given us not only a first-class introduction, but also an important historical contribution.”–Times Higher Education Supplement
“Her book provides a solid grounding in late-antique women’s history for the lay reader or student….Clark’s book stands as good, accessible women’s history….Her book is a fine contribution to the ongoing process of illuminating the lives of women and their relationship to the discourses that represent them to us.”–American Historical Review