Motherhood and Infancies in the Mediterranean in Antiquity [Paperback]

Margarita Sánchez Romero (Editor); Rosa Cid López (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781789250381 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Childhood in the Past monograph | Year of Publication: 2018 | Language: English 296p, H240 x W170 (mm)




Motherhood and Infancies in the Mediterranean in Antiquity

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Motherhood and childhood are social and cultural constructions that have their origins in prehistoric times and are visible through Greek and Roman discourses in Antiquity. This volume explores various images of maternity and infancy, and the identification of women and womanhood in prehistoric and classic societies. Aspects such as the crucial role of maintenance activities and care, the processes of socialization and learning, the impact of infant death, the figure of the mother queen, the religious discourses about motherhood, the rules on parental rights, the transgressions of traditional motherhood and the emotional aspects of the mother-child relation are analysed. The book covers the ancient Mediterranean area, from Mesopotamia to the Iberian Peninsula and from prehistoric communities to classic societies, with Mesopotamian, Phoenician and Iberian examples. A multidisciplinary approach is adopted, analysing material culture, representations and texts to gain a deeper understanding of the plurality of motherhood, and the diversity of women’s agency through history.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
 
1. Motherhood and infancies: archaeological and historical approaches
Margarita Sánchez Romero and Rosa Ma Cid López
 
2. The child is dead: decision-making and emigration in Bronze Age Iberia
Paloma González Marcén
 
3. Learning to be ...: learning and socialisation in ceramic productions during Bronze Age in peninsular southeast Spain
Eva Alarcón García, Juan Jesús Padilla Fernández, Alejandra García García and Luis Arboledas Martínez
 
4. Beyond biology: the constructed nature of motherhood(s) in ancient Near Eastern sources and studies
Agnès Garcia-Ventura
 
5. Death in birth: pregnancy, maternal death and funerary practices in the Phoenician and Punic world
Ana Delgado Hervás and Aurora Rivera Hernández
 
6. Looking after dead infants: the materialisation of care in Sicilian child burials (10th–7th centuries BC)
Meritxell Ferrer
 
7. Creating beings: relations between children and animals in the Iron Age Western Mediterranean
Mireia López-Bertran
 
8. Maternities in Iberian societies. From day-to-day life to sacredness
Carmen Rueda Galán, Carmen Rísquez Cuenca and Ana B. Herránz Sánchez
 
9. Motherhood, gender and identity in the Athenian polis
M. Dolors Molas Font
 
10. Childhood and motherhood in Ancient Greece: an iconographic look
Susana Reboreda Morillo
 
11. The (ir)relevance of being a mother. A legal perspective on the relationship between mothers and children in ancient Greece
Laura Pepe
 
12. The Queen and her children: Royal motherhood in Hellenistic Greece
María Dolores Mirón Pérez
 
13. Mors immatura, childhood and maternal–fi lial relationships in the carmina epigraphica. Case studies from the Iberian Peninsula
Rosa María Cid López
 
14. Mater civitatis: forms of patronage, charity and foundations for children
Almudena Domínguez-Arranz
 
15. Mothers and sons in Plutarch’s Roman Parallel Lives. Auctoritas and maternal infl uence during the Roman Republic
Borja Méndez Santiago
 
16. Seruae, mothers and the mother–child bond in Roman Italy. The analysis of the epigraphic evidence
Carla Rubiera Cancelas
 
17. On the margins of motherhood: images of the puella docta and the lover-poet in the Latin love elegy
Rosa Mª Marina Sáez
 
18. Childhood and maintenance. Legal norms related to education and guardianship of minors, from Antoninus Pius to Justinian
María Isabel Núñez Paz
 
19. The relationship of Iulia Mamaea and Alexander Severus, a young imperator. A review through literary sources
Pedro David Conesa Navarro
 
20. Representations of women, motherhood and childhood in Spanish primary school textbooks
Silvia Medina Quintana
 
21. Women and children omitted in the teaching of history: causes and consequences
Antonia Garcia Luque

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