From Eve To Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume I
Foreword by Margaret Atwood
Origins is the first of four volumes of a momental, readable, and unprecedented history of women throughout the world. The internationally celebrated author of The Women's Room, Marilyn French, spent over fifteen years with a team of researchers and prominent historians examining women's lives and activities in civilizations and societies spanning the ages.
Beginning in prehistory, Origins moves on to examine women's lives in ancient Egypt, China, India, Peru, Mexico, Greece, and Rome. In her reconstruction of wars, laws, and other activities affecting both women and men, French also traces the worldviews underpinning them. In accessible writing for a broad readership, three chapters depict how women's relationship to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam changed for good and bad over the centuries.
"One day, no history will be written without the female half of the world. Until then, we have the unique scholarship of Marilyn French's From Eve to Dawn. No home or library or hopeful reader should be without it."
"It must be said that the enterprise is on a heroic scale, and consistently thought-provoking."
"In short, French does an incredible job relating the history of the sex and the varied roles women have played—willingly or unwillingly—around the globe."
"Readers can profit greatly from her brisk and passionate prose."
"High school through college students and general readers will gain in-depth knowledge and insight about the history of women. . . . An invaluable resource."
"Written in concise, understated language, this is a significant addition to literature on women's studies and history."
Also Of Interest
- From Eve To Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume II
- Marilyn French
- From Eve to Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume IV
- Marilyn French