The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient

Women at Deir el-Medîna

Book Specifications
VIII, 293 pp.
softcover
Illustrations: yes

Women at Deir el-Medîna

2001  |  Eg. Uitg. Volume 15 A Study of the Status and Roles of the Female Inhabitants in the Workmen's Community during the Ramesside Period ISBN 13: 978-90-6258-215-0  |  ISSN: 0927-0043

J. Toivari-Viitala

The non-literary Deir el-Medîna ostraca texts form the main source material for this study of the women of the royal workmen's community. The life-span of the household provides the frame within which women's social roles and status are discussed by examining women's titles, actions, circumstances, as well as opinions voiced by and about women.