Mesopotamia -- i. Birth Rituals ii. Puberty rituals iii. Marriage Rituals iv. Fertility Rituals v. Death rituals vi. Other rites involving women’s bodies vii. Women participating in male rites of passage viii. Summary of women’s rituals in Mesopotamia
Julye Bidmead [+]
Using combined methodologies of feminist ideological criticism, ritual studies, and a re-examination of archaeological remains this book offers reconstructions of women’s rituals and rites of passage in ancient Israel, Canaan, and Mesopotamia during the first millennium BCE.