Women and Economy in the Family Sphere According to the Old Assyrian Sources

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Cécile MICHEL, « Women and Economy in the Family Sphere According to the Old Assyrian Sources », REFEMA, ID : 10670/1.vx6jx3


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Women and Economy in the Family Sphere According to the Old Assyrian Sources  Cécile Michel* Abstract The Old Assyrian private archives, mainly of commercial nature, include a higher proportion of documents related to women and their economic activities than the majority of cuneiform sources. Letters sent from Aššur reflect the preeminent role of the Assyrian women in the domestic economy as well as their participation to the long distance trade. Contracts and other legal texts excavated at K...

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