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Author: Joann Scurlock

Title: But Was She Raped?

Subtitle: A Verdict through Comparison

Journal: NIN: Journal of Gender Studies in Antiquity

Volume: 4


Year: 2003

Pages: 61-103

ISSN: 1567-8474 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1570-7768 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Ancient History: Ancient Near East | Cases: Offenders / Enlil; Cases: Victims / Ninlil; Offenders: Biological Status / Gods; Prosecution: Laws / Ancient Near Eastern Legislation; Representations: Literary Texts / Sumerian Literature; Victims: Biological Status / Gods; Victims: Physical Status / Virginity; Victims: Social Status / Unmarried Women


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  Methodology (p. 61)
  Rape(?) in The Myth of Enlil and Ninlil (p. 62)
  Rape(?) in ancient Near Eastern collections of laws (p. 68)
  Seduction in the American South (p. 80)
  Rape and seduction in medieval England (p. 92)
  Rape and seduction in modern Turkey (p. 95)
  Where has this journey taken us? (p. 101)
  Conclusion (p. 103)

Lecture: Expanded excerpt from: Scurlock, JoAnn. »Rape, Adultery, Prostitution, and Abortion: The Regulation of Female Sexuality in the Ancient Near Eastern Laws.« 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. Cincinnati 1988. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

Wikipedia: Ancient history: Ancient Near East / History of Sumer | Law: Ancient Near East law | Literature: Sumerian literature / Enlil and Ninlil | Mythology: Sumerian creation myth / Enlil | Mythology: Mythological rape victims / Ninlil