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The Resource Women at the beginning : origin myths from the Amazons to the Virgin Mary, Patrick J. Geary

Women at the beginning : origin myths from the Amazons to the Virgin Mary, Patrick J. Geary

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Women at the beginning : origin myths from the Amazons to the Virgin Mary
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Women at the beginning
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origin myths from the Amazons to the Virgin Mary
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Patrick J. Geary
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eng
Summary
In these four artfully crafted essays, Patrick Geary explores the way ancient and medieval authors wrote about women. Geary describes the often marginal role women played in origin legends from antiquity until the twelfth century. Not confining himself to one religious tradition or region, he probes the tensions between women in biblical, classical, and medieval myths (such as Eve, Mary, Amazons, princesses, and countesses), and actual women in ancient and medieval societies. Using these legends as a lens through which to study patriarchal societies, Geary chooses moments and texts that illustrate how ancient authors (all of whom were male) confronted the place of women in their society. --From publisher's description
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Women at the beginning : origin myths from the Amazons to the Virgin Mary, Patrick J. Geary
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Women at the beginning : origin myths from the Amazons to the Virgin Mary, Patrick J. Geary
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7rk6d
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-100) and index
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1. Women and origins in antiquity and the early Middle ages -- 2. Writing women out : amazons and barbarians -- 3. A tale of two Judiths -- 4. Writing women in : sacred genealogy and gender -- 5. Women at the end
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