This enlightening volume reveals the range and depth of the scholarship in women’s history that has emerged in the past decade. Experts examine women’s past within distinct and variable cultures, including India, China, and the Middle East, as well as the United States, France, and England. Crucial issues are debated, resulting in a remarkable level of consensus among historians in the evaluations of women’s roles and activities. This exciting and important volume clearly demonstrates that women’s history continues to raise new and valuable questions for historians. And historians continue to demonstrate that women’s history is not only relevant, but intrinsic, to understanding fully the process of historical development.