Many books and articles include information relevant to our understanding of the life of the Egyptian woman. However, this information tends to form only a minor part of a more general study, and there are very few works devoted exclusively to female-oriented topics. The references listed below include some of the more important and accessible publications with preference given to those written in English; all these works include bibliographies which will be of interest to those readers seeking more detailed references on specific subjects. More specialized references to points raised in the text have been included in the notes.
Cameron, A. & Kuhrt, A., eds. (1983), Images of Women in Antiquity, Croom Helm, London.
Clark, G. (1989), Women in the Ancient World, New Surveys in the Classics 21, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Desroches-Noblecourt, C. (1986), La Femme au Temps des Pharaons, Stock/Laurence Pernoud, Paris.
Lesko, B.S., ed. (1987), Women’s Earliest Records From Ancient Egypt and Western Asia: Proceedings of the Conference on Women in the Ancient Near East, Brown University, Brown Judaic Studies 166, Scholars Press, Atalanta.
Moore, H.L. (1988), Feminism and Anthropology, Polity Press, Oxford.
Pomeroy, S.B. (1984), Women in Hellenistic Egypt, Schocken Books, New York.
Watterson, B. (1991), Women in Ancient Egypt, Alan Sutton, Stroud.
Wenig, S. (1969), The Woman in Egyptian Art, translated by B. Fisher, Edition Leipzig, Leipzig.
Contemporary and Modern Observers
Atiya, N. (1984), Khul-Khaal: five Egyptian women tell their stories, American University in Cairo Press, Cairo.
Blackman, W.S. (1927), The Fellahin of Upper Egypt, Harrap, London.
Breasted, J.H. (1930), The Edwin Smith Medical Papyrus, University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica, translated by Oldfather, C.H. & Sherman C.L. (1933–67), Loeb Classical Library, New York.
Ebbell, B. (1937), The Papyrus Ebers, Levin & Munksgaard, Copenhagen.
Griffith, F.LI. (1898), Hieratic Papyri from Kahun and Gurob, Bernard Quaritch, London.
Herodotus, The Histories, translated by A. de Selincourt, revised with Introduction and Notes by A.R. Burn (1983), Penguin Books, London.
James, T.G.H. (1962), The Hekanakhte Papers and other early middle documents, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Lichtheim, M. (1973) Ancient Egyptian Literature I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms, University of California Press, Los Angeles.
Lichtheim, M. (1976) Ancient Egyptian Literature II: The New Kingdom, University of California Press, Los Angeles.
Lichtheim, M. (1980) Ancient Egyptian Literature III: The Late Period, University of California Press, Los Angeles.
Parkinson, R.B. (1991), Voices from Ancient Egypt: an anthology of Middle Kingdom writings, British Museum Press, London.
Rugh, A.B. (1986), Reveal and Conceal: dress in contemporary Egypt, American University in Cairo Press, Cairo.
Simpson, W.K., ed. (1972), The Literature of Ancient Egypt: an anthology of stories, instructions and poetry, Yale University Press, New Haven.
Strabo, The Geography of Strabo VII, translated by H.L. Jones (1932), Loeb Classical Library, New York.
Watson, H. (1992), Women in the City of the Dead, Hurst & company, London
History and Geography
Aldred, C. (1973), Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Brooklyn Museum, New York.
Baines, J. & Malek, J. (1980), Atlas of Ancient Egypt, Facts on File, New York.
Brovarski, E., Doll, S.K. & Freed, R.E., eds. (1982), Egypt’s Golden Age: the art of living in the New Kingdom, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Emery, W.B. (1961), Archaic Egypt, Penguin, London.
Gardiner, A. (1961), Egypt of the Pharaohs, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Hayes, W.C. (1953), The Scepter of Egypt Vol I: from earliest times to the end of the Middle Kingdom, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Hayes, W.C. (1959), The Scepter of Egypt Vol II: the Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Kemp, B.J. (1989), Ancient Egypt: anatomy of a civilization, Routledge, London.
Bourriau, J. (1988), Pharaohs and Mortals: Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
James, T.G.H. (1984), Pharaoh’s People: scenes from life in Imperial Egypt, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Janssen, R.M. & Janssen, J. (1990), Growing Up in Ancient Egypt, The Rubicon Press, London.
Manniche, L. (1987), Sexual Life in Ancient Egypt, Kegan Paul International, London.
Morenz, S., Egyptian Religion, translated by A. Keep (1973), Methuen, London.
Spencer, A.J. (1982), Death in Ancient Egypt, Penguin Books, London.
Stead, M. (1986), Egyptian Life, British Museum Publications, London.
Wilkinson, A. (1971), Ancient Egyptian Jewellery, Methuen, London.