Being a Man: Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity by Ilona Zsolnay

By Ilona Zsolnay

Being a Man is a formative paintings which finds the myriad and complicated negotiations for structures of masculine identities within the better old close to East and past. via a juxtaposition of reports into Neo-Assyrian inventive representations and omens, biblical hymns and narrative, Hittite, Akkadian, and Indian epic, in addition to targeted linguistic reviews on gender and intercourse within the Sumerian and Hebrew languages, the booklet demanding situations conventional understandings and assumed homogeneity for what it intended "to be a guy" in antiquity. Being a Man is an essential source for college kids of the traditional close to East, and a desirable examine for someone with an curiosity in gender and sexuality all through history.

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