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Title Women's work : the first 20,000 years : women, cloth, and society in early times / Elizabeth Wayland Barber.
Author Barber, E. J. W., 1940-
Publication New York : Norton, ©1994.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (334 pages) : illustrations, maps
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-322) and index.
Contents A tradition with a reason: why textiles were traditionally women's work -- The string revolution: life in the Palaeolithic -- Courtyard sisterhood: horticultural society in the Neolithic -- Island fever: Bronze Age horticultural survivals: Minoans and others -- More than hearts on our sleeves: the functions of cloth and clothing in society -- Elements of the code: symbolism in cloth and clothing -- Cloth for the caravans: early urban manufacture in the Bronze Age Near East -- Land of linen: Middle Kingdom Egypt -- The golden spindle: outworker industries for the elite: the Mycenaeans -- Behind the myths: women's work as reflected in textile myths -- Plain or fancy, new or tried and true: Late Bronze and Iron Age urban industries -- Postscript: Finding the invisible: methods of research.
Summary The author presents the previously untold human side of the story of prehistoric textiles, the relations of women and their textile work to society and economics over the huge span of prehistoric and early historic times.
Note Print version record.
Subject Textile fabrics, Prehistoric.
Women, Prehistoric.
Textile fabrics, Ancient.
Women -- History.
Textile fabrics, Ancient. (OCoLC)fst01148706
Textile fabrics, Prehistoric. (OCoLC)fst01148754
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Women, Prehistoric. (OCoLC)fst01179090
Women History
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Barber, E. J. W., 1940- Women's work. First edition 0393035069 (DLC) 93047924 (OCoLC)29595722
ISBN 9780393285581 electronic bk.
0393285588 electronic bk.

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