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1,000 Years of Women in History

Historica’s Women showcases both the part women have played in the events of their times, and the ways in which the events of their time have particularly affected women. It ranges from the mostly little-known women of the Middle Ages to the famous women of the twenty-first century. In areas as diverse as art and politics, science and religion, government and sport, women have made a contribution to human culture that is, for the most part, unrecognized.

Historica’s Women tells the stories of women whose names we know, such as, Elizabeth I and Indira Gandhi, Lady Godiva and Florence Nightingale, Joan of Arc and Mother Teresa, Greta Garbo and Madonna, Suzanne Lenglen and Venus Williams, Amelia Earhart, and Marie Curie, as well as the stories of many other noteworthy women, like Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) healer, musician, and visionary; Jacqueline Felicie De Almania, excommunicated in 1322 for practicing medicine without a licence; Mary Hays, a cannoneer in the American Revolutionary War and Lady Murasaki, the Japanese author of the world’s first novel in the eleventh century.

Like Historica, Historica’s Women covers the period from the year 1000 until the present, with feature stories, timelines listing the significant events for each period, contemporary quotations, black-and-white and full-color illustrations, and quirky “time out” facts. It is a fascinating historical resource, and an excellent companion to Historica.


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