Foreign Women—Women in Foreign Lands
Berlejung, Angelika and Marianne Grohmann, editors
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019 pp. x + 292. €114.00
Orientalische Religionen in der Antike, 35
Description: The volume presents a collection of papers read during three workshops held in Leipzig (2016), Jerusalem (2017), and Vienna (2018). International scholars from different disciplines and methodological approaches explored gender-specific constructions of foreignness/strangeness in the Old Testament, Egypt, and Mesopotamia from their particular perspectives. They showed that when combined, strangeness/foreignness and gender can take on very different forms. Various processes of the »othering« of women are of importance, which differ from the »othering« of men. The contributions investigate specific questions, individual female figures and individual phenomena as model cases. The basic question was when, where, how and for what purpose the categories of foreignness and gender were connected and activated in literary tradition. The collection is a preliminary and basic work for further study of gender-specific concepts of foreignness/strangeness in the ancient Mediterranean cultures of the first millennium BCE.
Lars Allolio-Näcke, Sara Japhet, Angelika Berlejung, Nili Wazana, Marianne Grohmann, Daniel Bodi, Stefan Fischer, Jan Dietrich, Hans-Peter Mathys, Jutta Hausmann, Agnethe Siquans, Kristin Joachimsen, Franziska Naether
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Ancient Near East, Mesopotamian Literature, Egyptian Literature, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Other Methods
Review by Renate Jost
Citation: Renate Jost, review of Angelika Berlejung And Marianne Grohmann, eds., Foreign Women—Women in Foreign Lands, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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