By Erika A. Kuhlman
With the explosion of women's experiences at each point of schooling, there's an expanding want for a complete source that recognizes their notable contributions. A to Z of ladies in international background is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these amazing girls from world wide who've made their mark in each department of feat. greater than 260 full of life, special, and engrossing entries are grouped through each one woman's declare to reputation. every one in-depth essay contains resources for extra analyzing. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically by means of topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that info should be simply chanced on. Profiles comprise: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and artwork shopper; 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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Lakshmi Bai became a legendary heroine and an important symbol of bravery and resistance to British rule throughout India. The British had been in India for more than 200 years before Lakshmi’s birth. Merchant adventurers first established trade on the subcontinent in the 17th century. ELIZABETH I and more than 200 knights and merchants had gathered in London to form the East India Company in December 1600. The capitalists and their queen hoped to undercut the conquest of overseas markets begun by the Dutch.
Further Reading Ashby, Ruth, and Deborah Gore Ohrn, eds. Herstory: Women Who Changed the World. New York: Viking Press, 1995. ADVENTURERS AND ATHLETES Lothian, A. Valentina: First Woman in Space. Edinburgh, Scotland: Pentland, 1993. Sharpe, Mitchell. “It Is I, Sea Gull”: Valentine Tereshkova, First Woman in Space. New York: Crowell, 1975. Young Adult. R ZAHARIAS, BABE DIDRIKSON (Mildred Didrikson) (1913–1956) American athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias has been called the best allaround athlete of the 20th century, and with good reason.
And Nancy Williamson. “WhattaGal”: The Babe Didrikson Zaharias Story. Boston: Little, Brown, 1977. 2 Ľľ Amazons, Heroines, and Military Leaders AMAZONS, HEROINES, AND MILITARY LEADERS R ARTEMISIA I (Artemisia of Halicarnassus) (c. ) Halicarnassus queen and warrior “Of the other lower officers I shall make no mention,” wrote the Greek historian Herodotus (c. ) “. . ” The warrior Queen Artemisia joined her ally, the Persian king Xerxes (r. E. She was one of Xerxes’ leading military advisers and is thought to be the first woman sea captain.
A to Z of Women in World History by Erika A. Kuhlman