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From Eve to Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume I: Origins: From Prehistory to the First Millennium - Marilyn French
From Eve to Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume I: Origins: From Prehistory to the First Millennium
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“[Marilyn French] draws on a vast body of research and help from consultants in all sorts of fields, to open out areas that are rarely accessible.”—Guardian“As a reference work it’s invaluable: the bibliographies alone are worth the price. And as a warning about the appalling extremes of human... show more
“[Marilyn French] draws on a vast body of research and help from consultants in all sorts of fields, to open out areas that are rarely accessible.”—Guardian“As a reference work it’s invaluable: the bibliographies alone are worth the price. And as a warning about the appalling extremes of human behavior and male weirdness, it’s indispensable.”—Margaret Atwood, The Times (London)In her powerful and bold writing style, best-selling author Marilyn French synthesizes women’s history from our pre-historical roots through the rise of states across the globe to the onset of state-backed religions in this first of four readable volumes.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781558615656 (1558615652)
ASIN: 1558615652
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
This first volume in the four volume work covers pre-recorded history as well as ancient civilizations - Greece, Rome, South America, and Sumer. Because of this some of what French writes is guesswork or conjunction – we cannot know how unhappy or miserable a marriage in ancient Greece was for inst...
lit loquacity
lit loquacity rated it
3.0 From Eve to Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume I: Origins: From Prehistory to the First Millennium
While the writing style is often awkward and the text isn't as organized as I'd like, the information is fascinating. I found the sections discussing Greece, Rome, and western religion the most intriguing, possibly because I already had a good foundation in these histories and cultures to form a bas...
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