Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia
Book: Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia , by Anne Commire, ISBN10: 0787640700, ISBN13: 9780787640705, Cengage Gale, April 2001, Hardcover
"Locating information on women is difficult and the editors have done a fine job assembling and publishing information extant on individual women from many nations both living ...
Projected to be 15 volumes upon completion in late 2000 (with an index to follow in mid-2001), this ambitious set will be international in scope and span from antiquity to the 20th century. (The first three volumes are reviewed here.) The scope is generally limited to women born before 1926, except for those active in the women's movement or whose place in history is assured. Initially hatched while the editors were working on Historic World Leaders (1994)--which profiled mainly men--this resource will include more than 10,000 entries varying in length from several pages to brief paragraphs. Frequent sidebars give information on women closely associated with the main entry, and numerous See references address name variations. Although indexes by time period, nationality, and subject would greatly enhance its usefulness as a reference, this set far exceeds recent single-volume international dictionaries (the Larousse Dictionary of Women, LJ 1/97, has about 3000 entries) and is unlikely to have any competitors on this scale soon. Recommended for large public and academic libraries and women's studies collections.--Patricia A. Beaber, Coll. of New Jersey, Ewing Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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