New Reference Book: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History edited by Bonnie G. Smith, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.4 Ox25W

Browse through this new 4-volume set with 1250 entries focused on women’s issues.  The encyclopedia looks at the lives of individual women worldwide from the perspective of culture, work, politics, religion, health, achievements and activity.

A sampling of topics include: Capitalism, Explorers and Exploration, Food Riots, International Lesbian and Gay Association, Islamic Empires.

Individual biographical entries include: Queen of Zaria Aminatu, Empress Wu Zetian, and Big Mama Thornton.

Helpful for: Humanities V, Humanities IV, Women’s Studies, World History, Global Studies

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