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Representations of the Family in the Egyptian Old Kingdom: Women and Marriage

Kim McCorquodale
Format
Book
Published
Oxford : Archaeopress, 2013.
Language
English
Series
BAR International Series
ISBN
140731131X, 9781407311319
Summary
"An investigation of the iconography and inscriptions in over 800 tombs and objects with provenances, from Old Kingdom Egypt throws light on the roles of women, marriage and inheritance amongst the elite class. The institution of marriage, including instances of divorce and polygamy are explored. This includes the roles of wives, mothers and sisters and the role of the 'eldest' child in inheritance. Instances of more than one eldest child are explored to try to determine the family situation. Changes over time to the family structure including divorce and polygamy are revealed."--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • Part 1: Introduction. Aims and objectives ; Research methodology.
  • Part 2: Women in the old kingdom family. The wife of the tomb owner: Description of the data and data summary ; The mother of the tomb owner: Description of the data and data summary ; Sisters of the tomb owner: Description of the data and data summary ; Women with their own burials: Description of the data and data summary.
  • Part 3: Marriage in the old kingdom. Multiple marriages and polygamy: Description of the data and data summary ; Children: Description of the data and data summary ; Discussion/ Analysis of the nature of old kingdom marriage.
Description
1 v. (in various pagings) : ill. ; 30 cm.
Notes
  • Originally presented as: Thesis (Ph.D.)--Macquarie University, 2010.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
BAR international series ; 2513
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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