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Chattel or Person?: The Status of Women in the Mishnah

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Exploring the place of women in the socioeconomic system formulated in the Mishnah, a book of legal rules with a spiritual basis compiled by Jewish sages in second-century Palestine, this study reveals a fundamental ambiguity in the role of women. Both the property and the peers of men, in some circumstances women were considered to possess no powers, rights, or duties in law, and in others were judged morally, practically, and intellectually fit to own property, conduct business, engage in lawsuits, and manage their own personal affairs. Wegner spells out in detail these variations in status, analyzes them, and isolates the factors that account for differential treatment of different classes of women in the private domain and for differential treatment of men and women in the public domain of mishnaic culture, relating her findings to recent developments in feminist analyses of the status of women in patriarchy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195359862
Subtitle:
The Status of Women in the Mishnah
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Judith Romney Wegner
Author:
Wegner, Judith Romney
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
History
Subject:
Theology | Judaism
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Judaism - Beliefs Practices Rituals
Subject:
Religion and Theology - Judaism
Subject:
Judaism-Rituals and Practice
Subject:
Judaism-Women
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Judaism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19921217
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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