Companion to Women's Historical Writing

Paperback | December 15, 2009

byMary Spongberg

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This A-Z reference work provides the first comprehensive reference guide to the wide range of women's historical writing, 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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This A-Z reference work provides the first comprehensive reference guide to the wide range of women's historical writing, 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...

Mary Spongberg is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Macquarie University, Australia. Ann Curthoys is Manning Clark Professor of History and Head of the History Department at the Australian National University. Barbara Caine is Professor of History at Monash University, Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.25 × 6.15 × 1.5 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230239994

ISBN - 13:9780230239999

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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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"This 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