Record Number : 37842 of 13452

Title : Egyptian economy and non-royal women: their status in public life

Description :
The online version of a lecture given 21 June, 1995, at Brown University, by William A. Ward deals with the status of women in ancient Egypt society. Although pharaonic Egypt was in most respects a male society, with men holding positions in public life while women dominated the private life, Ward points to the fact that there is plenty of evidence that women, throughout ancient Egyptian civilisation could own, bequeath and inherit land. Furthermore women seem to have been able to hold positions of some importance in administration and there are examples of female scribes. Ancient Egypt was not an egalitarian society in any modern meaning of the word but it seems as if women were not barred from public life or prevented from getting education or owning land. This site is of interest to anyone interested in ancient Egyptian civilisation and the status of women in particular.

URL : http://www.stoa.org/diotima/essays/wardlect.shtml

Uncontrolled Keywords : gender role

Controlled Keywords : history (discipline); Egyptology; sex role;

Language : eng;

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