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Women in Medieval Japan

Motherhood, Household Management and Sexuality

Women in Medieval Japan( )
Author: Haruko, Wakita
Translator: Tokita, Alison
Publication Date:Apr 2006
Publisher:Monash University Publishing
Imprint:Monash University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $29.95
Book Description:

Women in medieval Japan were in an interesting position, when the flexible marriage arrangements of the ancient era were giving way to the custom of a woman entering her husband's family for life. Mothers were accorded a large degree of respect, even though they were demeaned by ideas of impurity and karmic hindrance. Eminent historian Wakita Haruko puts forward a powerful argument that women were not confined to the roles of wife and mother, but had a variety of opportunities for...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Women's Studies
Book Weight:0.483 Kilograms

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