|Plot Summary of Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt|
"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.
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.
This synopsis report prepared by E. J. McDonald
|Chapter Analysis of Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind Of History
Time of history:
- Ancient Egyptian Era
History of a people?
Subjects of this Historical Account
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
- Somewhat sympathetic
From a certain profession/group?
Intelligence of subject of
If applicable, liberal/conservative?
- Historian is moderately liberal
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...
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses mostly on the people/nation level
How much romance?
- 1 ()
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- gentle humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Minor characters feature lots of:
Is this a kid's book?
- Ages 16-Adult
- A handful
- Maps not in sufficient detail
Length of book
- 300-350 pages
How much emphasis on small details?
- 8 ()
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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