Immigrant Women in Hellenistic Egypt: the Evidence of Ethnic Designations

La'Da, C.A. (2002) Immigrant Women in Hellenistic Egypt: the Evidence of Ethnic Designations. In: Melaerts, H. and Mooren, L., eds. Le Role et le Statut de la Femme en Egypte Hellenistique, Romaine et Byzantine Actes du Colloque International. Peeters, Leuven, Brussels - Sterling, VA, US, pp. 167-192. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This interdisciplinary study, based on the documentary sources in both Greek and Demotic Egyptian, examines the immigration and settlement of foreign women in Hellenistic Egypt, an important topic unexplored by previous research. Their integration into local society and significance within it are discussed. It is shown statistically that immigrant women are vastly less numerous than their male counterparts in our sources, and it is argued that this is due to the combined effect of various socio-economic and legal factors.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:52
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 14:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1328 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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