Finding Persephone by Maryline G. Parca
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Finding Persephone
By Maryline G. Parca

Finding Persephone

Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean

Edited by See other recent books by Maryline G. Parca See other recent books by Angeliki Tzanetou
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $51.05
Your Price: $45.95 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.11! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.30 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



Finding Persephone by Maryline G. Parca

Book Description

Drawing upon the latest research in gender studies, history of religion, feminism, ritual theory, performance, anthropology, archaeology, and art history, Finding Persephone investigates the ways in which the religious lives and ritual practices of women in Greek and Roman antiquity helped shape their social and civic identity. Barred from participating in many public arenas, women asserted their presence by performing rituals at festivals and presiding over rites associated with life passages and healing. The essays in this lively and timely volume reveal the central place of women in the religious and ritual practices of the societies of the ancient Mediterranean. Readers interested in religion, women's studies, and classical antiquity will find a unique exploration of the nature and character of women's autonomy within the religious sphere and a full account of women's agency in the public domain.

Buy Finding Persephone book by Maryline G. Parca from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780253219381
ISBN-10: 0253219388
Format: Paperback
(5983mm x 3971mm x 18mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Finding Persephone book by Maryline G. Parca and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Maryline G. Parca

Maryline Parca teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is author of The Franchetti Collection in Rome: Inscriptions and Sculptural Fragments. Angeliki Tzanetou teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has published articles on women's rituals and politics in Greek drama.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Maryline G. Parca close
»
Recent books by Angeliki Tzanetou close
Finding Persephone by Angeliki Tzanetou
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close