Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Kathleen E. Sheldon

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810853310

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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This vast dictionary launches the new series, Historical Dictionaries of Women in the World, and fills a huge gap in the literature, as there previously has not been any comprehensive reference work on African women. This dictionary includes over 660 entries on notable women in history, politics, religion, the arts, and other sectors; on events particularly associated with women; on women's organizations and publications; and on a range of topics that are important to women in general or that have a special importance for African women, including marriage, fertility, market women, goddesses, and much more. Entries include cross-referencing information that facilitates readers' ability to find related information. The book also includes an introductory essay and a chronology on African women's history, as well as an extensive bibliography divided into sub-sections on different historical eras and subjects. Access to finding specific information is further aided by a country index. A wide range of users will find this reference extremely valuable, including researchers in African or women's history, high school and university students, and people involved with African policy and development issues such as diplomats or aid workers.
Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
Language: en
Pages: 452
Authors: Kathleen E. Sheldon
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

This vast dictionary launches the new series, Historical Dictionaries of Women in the World, and fills a huge gap in the literature, as there previously has not been any comprehensive reference work on African women. This dictionary includes over 660 entries on notable women in history, politics, religion, the arts,
Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Kathleen Sheldon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-04 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Pierre Kalck
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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Historical Dictionary of Angola
Language: en
Pages: 573
Authors: W. Martin James
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Language: en
Pages: 3382
Authors: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong, Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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