Kuhlman, Erika A., 1961-

A to Z of women in world history / Erika Kuhlman. - New York : Facts On File, c2002. - xi, 452 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - A to Z of women Facts On File library of world history . - A to Z of women. Facts On File library of world history. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-418) and index.

Adivar, Halide -- Agnodike -- Aidoo, Ama Ata -- Aishah -- Allende, Isabel -- Andre, Valerie -- Angelou, Maya -- Anthony, Susan B. -- Apostoloy, Electra -- Aquino, Corazon -- Arendt, Hannah -- Argentinita, La -- Armand, Inessa -- Artemisia I -- Aung San Suu Kyi -- Aylward, Gladys -- Ba, Mariama -- Bach, Anna Magdalena -- Bai, Lakshmi -- Baker, Josephine -- Bandaranaike, Sirimavo -- Barrios de Chungara, Domitila -- Bassi, Laura -- Beale, Dorothea -- Beaufort, Margaret -- Beauvoir, Simone de -- Beech, Olive -- Behn, Aphra -- Benetton, Giuliana -- Bernhardt, Sarah -- Bernstein, Aline -- Bhutto, Benazir -- Bishop, Hazel -- Blackwell, Elizabeth -- Blankers-Koen, Fanny -- Bloomer, Amelia -- Blunt, Anne -- Bly, Nellie -- Bocanegra, Gertrudis -- Bol Poel, Martha -- Bonney, Anne -- Borgia, Lucrezia -- Bose, Abala -- Bouboulina, Laskarina -- Boudicca -- Bouhired, Djamila -- Boulanger, Nadia -- Boupacha, Djamila -- Bourgeois, Louyse -- Bourke-White, Margaret -- Bradwell, Myra -- Bremer, Fredrika -- Brigid, St. -- Buck, Pearl S. -- Bunke, Tamara -- Butcher, Susan -- Carreno, Teresa -- Carson, Rachel -- Cassatt, Mary -- Catherine II -- Chanel, Coco -- Child, Julia -- Cho Wha Soon -- Christine de Pizan -- Cleopatra VII -- Clicquot, Veuve -- Cole, Johnnetta -- Comnena, Anna -- Cruz, Sor Juana Ines de la -- Cunitz, Maria -- Curie, Marie -- Darling, Grace -- David-Neel, Alexandra -- Davies, Arabella Jenkinson -- Deborah -- Dickinson, Emily -- Ding Ling -- Eddy, Mary Baker -- Egeria -- Eliot, George -- Elizabeth I -- Emecheta, Buchi -- Endo Hatsuko -- Eng, Melinda -- Evert, Chris -- Fallaci, Oriana -- Fatima -- Figueroa, Ana -- Fini, Leonor -- Frank, Anne -- Franklin, Aretha -- Franklin, Rosalind -- Freud, Anna -- Frith, Mary -- Gandhi, Indira -- Gellhorn, Martha -- Gentileschi, Artemisia --Gerin-Lajoie, Marie -- Germain, Sophie -- Goegg, Marie -- Goldman, Emma -- Goodall, Jane -- Graham, Martha -- Green, Hetty -- Guggenheim, Peggy -- Hadcwijch of Antwerp -- Hani Motoko -- Hatshepsut -- Hayashi Fumiko -- He Xiangning -- Head, Bessie -- Henie, Sonja -- Herrade of Landsberg -- Hildegard von Bingen -- Hiratsuka Raicho -- Hsi Kai Ching -- Hypatia -- Ichikawa Fusae -- Isabella I -- Jabavu, Noni -- Jacobs, Aletta -- Jacobs, Harriet A. -- Jahan, Nur -- James, Naomi -- Jemison, Mae -- Jinnah, Fatima -- Joan of Arc -- Joan, Pope -- Kadeer, Rebiya -- Kahlo, Frida -- Kairi, Evanthia -- Kanawa, Kiri Te -- Kartini, Adjeng -- Kawakubo Rei -- Kelly, Petra -- Kempe, Margery -- al-Khansa -- Kingston, Maxine Hong -- Kollwitz, Kathe -- Kuan Tao-sheng -- Kyo Machiko -- Lange, Dorothea -- Langer, Susanne -- Lee, Ann -- L'Epine, Margherita de -- Lin, Maya -- Lind, Jenny -- Lockwood, Belva -- Lukens, Rebecca -- Luxemburg, Rosa -- Maathai, Wangari Muta -- Macaulay, Catharine Sawbridge -- Winnie -- Madison, Dolley -- Magona, Sindiwe -- Mahaprajapati -- Mallet, Elizabeth -- Mamaea, Julia -- Mankiller, Wilma -- Marcos, Imelda -- Maria the Jewess -- Markham, Beryl -- Mata Hari -- McAlisky, Bernadette -- McClintock, Barbara -- Mead, Margaret -- Meer, Fatima -- Meir, Golda -- Menchu, Rigoberta -- Mirabai -- Mistral, Gabriela -- Montessori, Maria -- Morata, Olympia -- Morrell, Lady Ottoline -- Moses, Grandma -- Murasaki Shikibu -- Naidu, Sarojini -- Nation, Carry -- Nevelson, Louise -- Ngoyi, Lilian -- Nguyen Thi Binh -- Nhongo, Teurai Ropa -- Nightingale, Florence -- O'Connor, Sandra Day -- Oduyoye, Merry Amba -- Okamoto Ayako -- O'Keeffe, Georgia -- Okuni -- Okwei, Omu -- Olympe de Gouges -- Onassis, Jackie -- Ovington, Mary Whit -- Palatinate, Madame -- Parks, Rosa -- Pavlova, Ann -- Pedersen, Helga -- Peron, Evita -- Pitcher, Molly -- Plamnikova, Franciska -- Pompadour, Madame de -- Post, Emily -- Potter, Beatrix -- Primus, Pearl -- Qiu Jin -- Ramphele, Mamphela -- Ransome-Kuti, Funmilayo -- Ratia, Armi -- Rau, Dhanvanthi Rama -- Razia, Sultana -- Reibey, Mary -- Rodnina, Irina -- Roosevelt, Eleanor -- Rudolph, Wilma -- Saadawi, Nawal el -- Sacagawea -- Sampson Gannet, Deborah -- Sappho -- Schumann, Clara Wieck -- Seacole, Mary -- Seton, Elizabeth -- Sha'rawi, Huda -- Shaw, Flora -- Slessor, Mary -- Sontag, Susan -- Sorabji, Cornelia -- Stael, Madame de -- Stanhope, Hester -- Stanton, Elizabeth Cady -- Stark, Freya -- Stein, Edith -- Tabei Junko -- Teresa of Avila -- Teresa, Mother -- Tereshkova, Valentina -- Terry, Ellen -- Tescon, Trinidad -- Thatcher, Margaret -- Trivulzio, Cristina -- Trubnikova, Mariya -- Truth, Sojourner -- Tuchman, Barbara -- Tussaud, Mada -- Undset, Sigrid -- Walker, Madame C.J. -- Wertmuller, Lina -- West, Mae -- Wheatley, Phillis -- Willard, Frances -- Winfrey, Opra -- Wolfe, Elsie de -- Wollstonecraft, Mary -- Woodhull, Victoria -- Xiang Jingyu -- Xide Xie -- Yourcenar, Marguerite -- Zaharias, Babe Didrikson -- Zhang Ruifang -- Zheng Xiaoying.

Details the lives of 260 women of historical importance arranged by their contributions to religion, science, politics, journalism, the performing arts, education, the visual arts, and women's rights. A specialist in women's history, Kuhlman (western civilization, Washington State Univ.) offers general readers profiles of extraordinary women throughout human history. The entries themselves are alphabetical, but within topical sections that are also alphabetical. Among them are adventurers and athletes, performers, political activists, science and health practitioners, and writers. Appendices list entries by country and century; names are included in the index. This single volume encyclopedia of important women throughout history and from all parts of the world groups' lively, engrossing biographies, according to their subjects' major claims to fame. Chapters on women adventurers and athletes (Mata Hari, Babe Didrikson), religious figures (Hildegard von Bingen, Mirabai), scientists (Agnodike, Rosalind Franklin), artists (Artemisia Gentileschi, Maya Lin), journalists (Nellie Bly, Elizabeth Mallet), fashion figures (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Madame de Pompadour), and more focus readers' attention on the women themselves and their accomplishments. The entries range deep into their subjects' lives, linking their formative experiences with their later achievements. The biographies' depth and detail set the book apart from its competitors.

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Women--Biography--Dictionaries.

CT3202 / .K84 2002

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