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Literacy and Gender

Brigitte Lion.

in The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Gender and Sexuality; Historical Archaeology. 10966 words.

This article investigates the relation between gender and cuneiform literacy in ancient Mesopotamia. It suggests that the apparent exclusion of women from written culture needs to be...

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Toys, Dolls, and the Material Culture of Childhood

Mary Harlow.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family; Historical Archaeology. 8495 words.

When is a toy not a toy? The material culture of childhood in the past is notoriously difficult to locate but is most often identified in terms of playthings. This chapter looks at the...

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