Companion to Women's Historical Writing

Companion to Women's Historical Writing

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This A-Z reference work provides the first comprehensive reference guide to the wide range of historical writing with which women have been involved, particularly since the Renaissance. The Companion covers biographical writing, travelogue and historical fictions, broadening the concept of history to include the forms of writing with which women have historically engaged. The focus is on women writing in English internationally, but historical and historiographical traditions from beyond the English-speaking world are also examined. Brief biographies of individual writers are included.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 712 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 44.45mm | 1,256g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • XVII, 712 p.
  • 1403915083
  • 9781403915085

Table of contents

Editorial Board and Contributors' Details Foreword Introduction Companion to Women's Historical Writing: Entries Arranged A-Z General Bibliography Index
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'No comparable volume exists...' - Pat Thane, Institute of Historical Research

'There is absolutely no competition...' - Bonnie Smith, Professor of History at Rutgers University

'This fascinating reference book is an indispensable tool for those interested in women's writing and history. Carefully crafted and thoroughly researched, it extends the traditional definition of 'History' onto a much broader canvas.' - History Today

'An invaluable resource for anyone interested in the major themes of women's writing and women's history" - Antoinette Burton, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The extensive Companion to Women's Historical Writing is a capacious and comprehensive reference work...The real work of the Companion takes place in the longer entries, many of which are perceptive and well-judged pieces that will inform specialists and browsers alike.' - The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Studies
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'No comparable volume exists...' - Pat Thane, Institute of Historical Research



'There is absolutely no competition...' - Bonnie Smith, Professor of History at Rutgers University



'This fascinating reference book is an indispensable tool for those interested in women's writing and history. Carefully crafted and thoroughly researched, it extends the traditional definition of 'History' onto a much broader canvas.' - History Today



'An invaluable resource for anyone interested in the major themes of women's writing and women's history" - Antoinette Burton, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


The extensive Companion to Women's Historical Writing is a capacious and comprehensive reference work...The real work of the Companion takes place in the longer entries, many of which are perceptive and well-judged pieces that will inform specialists and browsers alike.' - The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Studies
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About M. Spongberg

MARY SPONGBERG is Head of the Department of History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Australia. She is author of Feminising Venereal Disease and Writing Women's History Since the Renaissance, and editor of Australian Feminist Studies.

ANN CURTHOYS is an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is the author of For and Against Feminism: A Personal Journey into Feminist Theory and History, and (with John Docker) of Is History Fiction?

BARBARA CAINE is Professor of History at Monash University, Australia. Her publications include Destined to be Wives: The Sisters of Beatrice Webb and she is the General Editor of Australian Feminism: A Companion.
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