By Kimberly B. Stratton,Dayna S. Kalleres

Daughters of Hecate unites for the 1st time learn at the challenge of gender and magic in 3 historical Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman tradition. The publication illuminates the gendering of historic magic through forthcoming the subject from 3 unique disciplinary views: literary stereotyping, the social software of magic discourse, and fabric culture.

The authors probe the rules of, approaches, and motivations in the back of gendered stereotypes, starting with Western culture's earliest institutions of ladies and magic within the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate offers a nuanced exploration of the subject whereas fending off reductive ways. in truth, the essays during this quantity discover complexities and counter-discourses that problem, instead of reaffirm, many gendered stereotypes taken with no consideration and reified via newest scholarship.

By combining severe theoretical tools with study into literary and fabric facts, Daughters of Hecate interrogates a fake organization that has endured from antiquity, to early sleek witch hunts, to the current day.

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