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  • Published: 30 March 1995
  • ISBN: 9780141949819
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Daughters Of Isis



In ancient Egypt women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, or in fact by most women until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Some of them even rose to rule Egypt as 'female kings'. Joyce Tyldesley's vivid history of how women lived in ancient Egypt weaves a fascinating picture of daily life - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming and religion - viewed from a female perspective, in a work that is engaging, original and constantly surprising.

  • Published: 30 March 1995
  • ISBN: 9780141949819
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Joyce Tyldesley

Joyce Tyldesley is Honorary Research fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Studies at Liverpool University, and a freelance writer and lecturer on Egyptian archaeology. She has extensive excavation experience, has made regular radio broadcasts, and has acted as consultant on several television projects. Her previous books include Daughters of Isis, Hatchesput:The Female Pharaoh, Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen, Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh, Judgement of the Pharaoh and Crime and Punishment in Ancient Egypt. Joyce lives in Lancashire and is married to the well-known Egyptologist Steven Snape. She has two children.

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