Political and Historical Encyclopedia of Women
The original French edition of this encyclopedia, the Encyclopédie politique et historique des femmes, Second Edition has been lauded by French reviewers, and now Routledge is pleased to publish this acclaimed resource in an English language edition. From the Salic Law in medieval France to the American Revolution to today's women's representation in American and European politics, this valuable resource discusses women's participation in Western political and historical transformation. The 40 authoritative in-depth articles, written by an international team of scholars, examine women's activism in areas such as voting, emancipation, equality, and democracy, providing students and general readers with an indispensable resource.
"[An] impressive collection... Academic women's studies and history collections should include this work as an essential and welcome addition. All academic libraries should regard this as highly recommended. Larger public libraries wishing to both broaden and deepen their offerings in the areas of European women's history should consider as well... Christine Fauré has edited a work without direct comparison that achieves its stated goal admirably." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly
"The essays, written by established scholars, are authoritative... Many libraries will find both the breadth of the coverage and the length of the articles (mostly 12,000 words) useful for nonspecialist patrons who want a substantial but not overwhelming discussion. Recommended for public and academic libraries." -- Library Journal
"Recommended.." -- Choice