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Die personaliteit van vrou-wees binne die Mediterreense kultuur

Yolanda Dreyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 55, No 1 | a1517 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v55i1.1517 | © 1999 Yolanda Dreyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 December 1999 | Published: 13 December 1999

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Yolanda Dreyer, Departement Nuwe-Testamentiese Weteuskap (Afd A), Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Being a woman in Mediterranean culture.

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