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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 05:30 am
Recommended for all audiences -
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens : How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire by Jack Weatherford
The Mummies of Ürümchi by Elizabeth Wayland Barber (this is a fascinating anthropology of Central Asia, told through textiles)

Recommended if you're interested in that sort of thing -
Sex Working and the Bible by Avaren Ipsen
Texts of Terror : Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives by Phyllis Trible

Not exactly recommended, but not terrible -
The Lives of the Spiritual Mothers tr. Holy Apostles Convent,
Holy Mothers of Orthodoxy : Women and the Church by Eva Catafygiotu Topping
Saints and Sisterhood : The Lives of Forty-Eight Holy Women by Eva Catafygiotu Topping
A Lost tradition : women writers of the early Church by Patricia Wilson-Kastner, G. Ronald Kastner, Ann Millin, Rosemary Rader, and Jeremiah Reedy
Women in early Christianity : Translations from Greek Texts ed. Patricia Cox Miller

categories added 3 April 2010
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Is Holy Mothers of Orthodoxy : Women and the Church worth reading?
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
it's an odd little grab-bag of essays, ranging from little rants to homilies to proper scholarly articles, very loosely unified by the common themes of "orthodoxy" and "women". I'm planning to pick up a used copy, for one particular article about a hymnographess.
Thursday, April 1st, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
all of that is to say: worth reading? probably not. worth flipping through? maybe.
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
I think I've read parts of Lives of The Spiritual Mothers. Which of the rest of the list do you most recommend?
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
Mongol Queens! Mummies!
(adding ratings now)