Women in World History

Women in World History

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With more than 8, 000 biographical entries in approximately 16 volumes, this is the most comprehensive women's history encyclopedia available. This ambitious work profiles women throughout time and throughout the world. More than 1, 500 signed articles, up to 5, 000 words in length, highlight a particular woman's personal background and significance in history. Shorter entries spotlight historically important women who are less frequently researched or for whom less information is available.This encyclopedia features women from all walks of life, including: rulers, royalty, lawyers, politicians, soldiers, heroines, pacifists, resistance fighters, financiers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, authors and more. Coverage includes many women for whom profiles are not included in traditional sources.Features include: a short introductory quotation that exemplifies the woman being profiled; a short summary of each woman's life and achievements; more than 2, 000 photos and illustrations; genealogical charts establishing standard names used throughout; sidebar entries for women whose lives touched that of the biographee; occupational, geographical, historical era and master indexes; essay-specific lists of sources consulted and further reading lists; lists of related media (recordings, television, etc.) about each woman; information on collections of any works by the subjects; extensive cross-references, and much more.More than 600 books were analyzed to identify the women most likely to be researched in a historical context. Look for these and other notables: -- Ruth Aarons-- Bella Abzug-- Acte-- Clover Adams-- Joy Adamson-- Laura Ashley-- NatalyaDudinskaya-- Nora Joyce-- Natalya Keshko-- Eartha Kitt-- Gerda Lerner-- Jackie qMomsq Mabley-- Maria Cadilla de Martinez-- Carson McCullers-- Princess Margaret-- Isabella of ValoisWomen inRobert Bolt is Professor of History, Emeritus, at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and author of Donald Dickinson ... Stephane E. Booth is Assistant Professor of History at Kent State University, Salem Campus, Salem, Ohio, and has written articles for many ... Kathleen Brady is author of Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball, an essay on Hazel Brannon Smith in Lost Heroes of American History, and a short story in the anthology The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes; she wasanbsp;...

Title:Women in World History
Author: Anne Commire
Publisher:Gale - 1999-10-08

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