Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt Book Summary and Study Guide

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"Daughters of Isis" looks at the life of women in ancient Egypt. According to the author, women in Egypt had many more rights and freedoms than women living elsewhere during that time, and the author looks at this in detail. Women's lives are examined as they worked as mothers, wives, professional mourners, prostitutes, weavers, business owners, dancers, and pharoahs.
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Sprinkled throughout the book are bits of recorded "scribal advice" that has been found. Much of the advice is very basic information on how to be a good citizen or how to behave in public. Occasionally the author looks at lives of women living in contemporary Egypt and compares them with lives of women in ancient Egypt.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   Ancient Egyptian Era History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   Egyptian

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   Nobility/Royalty Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart


Africa    -   Yes If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately liberal

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   1 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   thoughtful How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on the people/nation level How much romance?    -   1 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes If humorous, kind of humor    -   gentle humor Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Minor characters feature lots of:    -   farmers Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Maps not in sufficient detail Length of book    -   300-350 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   8 ()

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