09/10/2020 Thin End of the Wedge Jana Matuszak reveals the secrets of ancient texts describing how not to be a woman. Some of these texts have lain unread for almost 4000 years. She brings Sumerian literature to life. What do they tell us about the expectations placed on women in ancient Iraq?
2:43 What do these texts sound like? 4:38 About Sumerian 7:12 Introducing the texts: how many are there, and what happens in them? 13:16 Why are they fragmentary? 15:41 Is this reality? 24:51 Who was the ideal Sumerian woman? 27:43 Is it misogyny? 30:49 Research progress