Download e-book for iPad: Being a Man: Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity by Ilona Zsolnay

By Ilona Zsolnay

ISBN-10: 1138189367

ISBN-13: 9781138189362

Being a Man is a formative paintings which finds the myriad and intricate negotiations for structures of masculine identities within the higher old close to East and past. via a juxtaposition of experiences into Neo-Assyrian creative representations and omens, biblical hymns and narrative, Hittite, Akkadian, and Indian epic, in addition to targeted linguistic stories on gender and intercourse within the Sumerian and Hebrew languages, the booklet demanding situations conventional understandings and assumed homogeneity for what it intended "to be a guy" in antiquity. Being a Man is an crucial source for college students of the traditional close to East, and a desirable learn for an individual with an curiosity in gender and sexuality all through history.

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