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Bibil Identifier bibil:212980
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Women, Honor, and Context in Mediterranean Antiquity
Author Osiek, Carolyn
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 323-337 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Much has been written about how the social structures of honor and shame affected women in Mediterranean antiquity. Sometimes "honor and shame" are taken out of context and used as absolute opposites, an oversimplification. Rather, honor and shame function as coordinates within a complex matrix of other societal factors. Chief among them are kinship, social hierarchy, economic control and effective social networking. Some contemporary studies from southern Europe help illuminate this pattern. The complexity and variation present in the social dynamics of these contemporary cultures indicate that the same kind of complexity and variation must have been present in ancient cultures too.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Anthropology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Women
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