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Women in Ancient Greece
Women in Ancient Greece
by Sue Blundell
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To read the history of ancient Greece as it has been written for centuries is to enter a thoroughly male world. This book, a comprehensive history of women in the Archaic and Classical Ages, completes our picture of ancient Greek society. Largely... (read more)

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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves
Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves
by Sarah B. Pomeroy
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"The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's history in Greece and Rome has hardly been challenged."--Mary... (read more)

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A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women's History of the World
Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women's History of the World
by Rosalind Miles
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A Wollstonecraft Anthology
A Wollstonecraft Anthology
by Janet M. Todd
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"A Wollstonecraft Anthology" brings together Mary Wollstonecraft's well-known and lesser-known texts: "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, A Vindication of the Rights of Men, The French Revolution," her early education al writings, her letters to... (read more)

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Birth of the Chess Queen: A History
Birth of the Chess Queen: A History
by Marilyn Yalom
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Everyone knows that the queen is the most powerful piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. In India, Persia, and the Arab lands, where the game was first played, a general, or vizier (chief counselor... (read more)

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Vindication of the Rights of Women ((Rev)04 Edition)
Vindication of the Rights of Women ((Rev)04 Edition)
by Miriam Brody
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Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked... (read more)

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked... (read more)

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Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
by Betsy Prioleau
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In this road map to restoring feminine sexual power, Betsy Prioleau introduces and analyzes the stories and stratagems of history?s greatest seductresses. These are the women who ravished the world?from such classic figures as Cleopatra and Mae West to... (read more)

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Women in the Middle Ages
Women in the Middle Ages
by Frances Gies
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Correcting the omissions of traditional history, this is "a reliable survey of the real and varied roles played by women in the medieval period. . . . Highly recommended... (read more)

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Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion
Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion
by Caroline Walk Bynum
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These seven essays by noted historian Caroline Walker Bynum exemplify her argument that historians must write in a "comic" mode, aware of history's artifice, risks, and incompletion. Exploring a diverse array of medieval texts, the essays show how women... (read more)

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Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft
Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft
by Lyndall Gordon
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Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was the founder of modern feminism — in her time, the most famous woman in Europe and America. In this exciting new biography, Lyndall Gordon proposes that at each stage of a passionate and courageous life — as... (read more)

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New Approaches to European History #40: Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe
New Approaches to European History #40: Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe
by Merry Wiesnerhanks
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New edition of Merry Wiesner-Hanks' prize-winning survey of women and gender in early modern Europe. The updated edition features an entirely new chapter on gender and race in the colonial world; expanded coverage of eighteenth century developments... (read more)

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Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
by Betsy Prioleau
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In this road map to restoring feminine sexual power, Betsy Prioleau introduces and analyzes the stories and stratagems of history?s greatest seductresses. These are the women who ravished the world?from such classic figures as Cleopatra and Mae West to... (read more)

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Maria: Or, the Wrongs of Woman
Maria: Or, the Wrongs of Woman
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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Her story of a woman incarcerated in a madhouse by her abusive husband dramatizes the effect of the English marriage laws, which made women virtually the property of their husbands.... (read more)

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Women's Voices, Women's Lives: Documents in Early American History
Women's Voices, Women's Lives: Documents in Early American History
by Carol Berkin
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The editors draw on diaries, letters, essays, court documents, sermons, wills, plantation records, newspapers, fiction, and advice manuals to reconstruct women's lives and roles during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In addition to sources that... (read more)

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Warrior Women: An Archaeologist's Search for History's Hidden Heroines
Warrior Women: An Archaeologist's Search for History's Hidden Heroines
by Jeani Davis Kimball
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The authors weave science, mythology, and mystical cultures into a bold new historical tapestry of female heroines and leaders who have been left out of the history books--until now. From China to Celtic lands, warriors, priestesses, and matriarchs come... (read more)

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Whether a Christian Woman Should Be Educated and Other Writings from Her Intellectual Circle (Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)
Whether a Christian Woman Should Be Educated and Other Writings from Her Intellectual Circle (Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)
by Anna M Van Schurman
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Advocate and exemplar of women's education, female of aristocratic birth and modest demeanor, Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678) was one of Reformation Europe's most renowned writers defending women's intelligence. From her early teens, Schurman... (read more)

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First Feminists: British Women Writers, 15781799
First Feminists: British Women Writers, 15781799
by Moira Ferguson
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"An invaluable resource to scholars interested in feminist thought.... " --Ruth Perry "Anyone interested in women's history or feminist thought must read this book." --Lillian Faderman "Moira Ferguson has selected wisely from well-known and little-known... (read more)

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No Small Courage: A History of Women in the United States
No Small Courage: A History of Women in the United States
by Nancy F Cott
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Enriched by the wealth of new research into women's history, No Small Courage offers a lively chronicle of American experience, charting women's lives and experiences with fascinating immediacy from the precolonial era to the present. Individual stories... (read more)

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