An eminent historian ( Gerda Lerner) claims that ” class [ in ancient society] was constructed out of gender relations which advantaged men.”

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To get better understanding of the women’s roles in the earliest civilizations, do some research.

http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/1/777777190170/
http://history.howstuffworks.com/history-vs-myth/first-feminist.htm
http://www.historyonthenet.com/women-in-mesopotamian-society/

Respond in a 300 word analysis to the following questions after exploring the internet sites above.

1) Is this ( the opening statement about class) evident in Hammurabi’s Code tell us about women in ancient Babylon?

2) How did the political and social roles of women in Egypt differ from those of other ancient societies?

3) To what extent does Lerner’s generalization from above apply for our own day and age? 

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