A to Z of Women in World History by Erika A. Kuhlman

By Erika A. Kuhlman

With the explosion of women's stories at each point of schooling, there's an expanding want for a complete source that recognizes their notable contributions. A to Z of girls in international historical past is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these striking ladies from all over the world who've made their mark in each department of feat. greater than 260 vigorous, distinct, and engrossing entries are grouped by way of every one woman's declare to reputation. every one in-depth essay comprises resources for additional studying. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically through topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that details will be simply discovered. Profiles contain: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and paintings purchaser; Ana Figueroa (1908-1970): Chilean feminist and educator; Sonja Henle (1912-1969): Norwegian Olympic gold medal skater; Zheng Xlaoying (1929-present): chinese language conductor; Oriana Fallaci (1930-present): Italian political journalist; Wangarl Muta Maathal (1940-present): Kenyan biologist and environmentalist.

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The Travels in Araby of Lady Hester Stanhope. New York: Atheneum, 1976. R STARK, FREYA (Dame Freya Madeline Stark) (1893–1993) British traveler and writer Freya Stark, a woman with the soul of a wanderer, made her first trip over the Dolomite Mountains in Italy in a basket before she could walk. Her father, Robert Stark, theorized that children go through various stages in becoming adults, just as humankind traveled through epochs in history. ” Freya Stark’s travels span several decades throughout her life.

The Travels in Araby of Lady Hester Stanhope. New York: Atheneum, 1976. R STARK, FREYA (Dame Freya Madeline Stark) (1893–1993) British traveler and writer Freya Stark, a woman with the soul of a wanderer, made her first trip over the Dolomite Mountains in Italy in a basket before she could walk. Her father, Robert Stark, theorized that children go through various stages in becoming adults, just as humankind traveled through epochs in history. ” Freya Stark’s travels span several decades throughout her life.

In this respect, too, Lady Stanhope was a forerunner. ) She settled at Dar Djoun, an abandoned convent near Sidon, in present-day Lebanon. There, for the next two decades, Lady Stanhope lived in a Muslim world. She offered advice to Druze Bedouins (a religious community combining aspects of Islam with gnosticism), and other European travelers, who sought her counsel. She also provided refuge for Englishmen caught up in the battle of Navarino, Greece, during the Greek War for Independence against the Ottoman Empire (1821–28), and to some 200 refugees fleeing from the 1832 Siege of Acre.

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