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Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-Century Lives
Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-Century Lives
by Natalie Zemon Davis
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As she did with Martin Guerre, Natalie Zemon Davis here retrieves individual lives from historical obscurity to give us a window onto the early modern world. As women living in the seventeenth century, Glikl bas Judah Leib, Marie de l'Incarnation, and... (read more)

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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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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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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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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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Early American Women a Documentary History 1600 1900 2ND Edition
Early American Women a Documentary History 1600 1900 2ND Edition
by Nancy Woloch
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This volume is a collection of over 100 primary sources in women's history that reveals the diversity of women's experience from the colonial era through the 19th century. The documents range from the familiar to the unusual. Collectively, they evoke... (read more)

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Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution
Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution
by Melissa Bohrer
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Much has been written of the brave deeds, acts of heroism, and intellectual prowess of the men who drafted the Declaration of Independence over two hundred years ago, yet almost no attention has been paid to the extraordinary women of that time -- women... (read more)

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History of Women in the West #01: A History of Women in the West, Volume I: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints
History of Women in the West #01: A History of Women in the West, Volume I: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints
by Georges Duby
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Informed by the work of seventy-five distinguished historians, this five-volume series sets before us an engaging, panoramic chronicle that extends from antiquity to the present day. The inaugural volume brings women from the margins of ancient history... (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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Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft
Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft
by Diane Jacobs
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Pioneering eighteenth-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft lived a life as radical as her vision of a fairer world. She overcame great disadvantages -- poverty (her abusive, sybaritic father squandered the family fortune), a frivolous education, and the... (read more)

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First Generations: Women in Colonial America
First Generations: Women in Colonial America
by Carol Berkin
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Carol Berkin's multicultural history reconstructs the lives of American women in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries-women from European, African, and Native backgrounds-and examines their varied roles as wives, mothers, household managers, laborers,... (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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A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Great Books in Philosophy)
A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Great Books in Philosophy)
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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The social revolution for women's rights has made great progress in recent years. But how many casual observers - or advocates, for that matter - are aware that the roots of this movement extend deep into Western history? Even before launching the great... (read more)

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From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women (Volume IV: Origins)
From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women (Volume IV: Origins)
by Marilyn French and Margaret Atwood
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“[Marilyn French] draws on a vast body of research and help from consultants in all sorts of fields, to open out areas that are rarely accessible.”—Guardian “As a reference work it’s invaluable: the bibliographies alone are... (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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Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa
Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa
by Michelle Roehm Mccann
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andlt;b andgt;and#8220;Young women looking for inspiration will surely find itand#8221; (andlt;i andgt;Booklistandlt;/iandgt;) in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;brandgt... (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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