From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women Volume 1: Origins By Marilyn French, Margaret Atwood (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Marilyn French, Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
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The first volume of the New York Times-bestselling author's monumental and unprecedented history: "Consistently thought-provoking" (The New York Review of Books).

The internationally celebrated author of The Women's Room, Marilyn French spent over fifteen years with a team of researchers and prominent historians examining women's lives and activities in civilizations and societies spanning the ages.

Beginning in prehistory, Origins moves on to examine women's lives in ancient Egypt, China, India, Peru, Mexico, Greece, and Rome. In her reconstruction of wars, laws, and other activities affecting both women and men, French also traces the worldviews underpinning them. She also depicts how women's relationship to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam changed for good and bad over the centuries.

"She backs up even her more controversial theories with an impressive accumulation of academically accepted historical, anthropological and sociological sources . . . Written in concise, understated language, this is a significant addition to literature on women's studies and history." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author


Marilyn French (1929-2009) was born in New York. She received her PhD from Harvard and taught English at Hofstra, Harvard, and Holy Cross College. She is best known for her novels, The Women's Room and In the Name of Friendship, and her non-fiction works, including Beyond Power, The War against Women and her memoir, A Season in Hell. Margaret Atwood's most popular works include The Handmaid's Tale (1983) and The Blind Assassin (2000). She was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1939, and received her undergraduate degree from Victoria University, along with a master's degree from Radcliffe College.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781558615656
ISBN-10: 1558615652
Publisher: Feminist Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2008
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: From Eve to Dawn