By Teresa A. Meade
A better half to Gender historical past surveys the background of ladies all over the world, reports their interplay with males in gendered societies, and appears on the position of gender in shaping human habit over millions of years. an intensive survey of the heritage of girls all over the world, their interplay with males, and the position of gender in shaping human habit over millions of years. Discusses relatives historical past, the historical past of the physique and sexuality, and cultural background along women’s heritage and gender background. Considers the significance of sophistication, zone, ethnicity, race and faith to the formation of gendered societies. comprises either thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays. provides due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern period in addition to to the fashionable period. Written via students from around the English-speaking international and students for whom English isn't their first language.
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18 Myths, Homer’s epic poetry, and the paintings on clay vessels remind us that women spun wool and wove cloth. Moreover there is evidence that women owned substantial amounts of property and were active in business. Nonetheless, in legal and social terms, Greece was a highly patriarchal society. According to Aristotle, for example, men’s alleged physical and intellectual superiority placed them at the pinnacle of manliness. The highly militarized Greek city-state of Sparta incorporated an extreme version of Aristotle’s views by relegating women to childbearing and rewarding men’s military service with higher social status.
A Companion to Gender History (Blackwell Companions to History) by Teresa A. Meade