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For fuller information you could try and find: Ferguson, et. all, "Rewriting the Renaissance," University of Chicago Press, 1991. Margaret King, "Women of the Renaissance," University of Chicao Press, 1991. Marlene Le Gates, "Making Waves: A History of Feminism in Western Society," Copp ClarkLtd. 2775 Matheson Blvd., East, Missisuaga, Ontario, L4WP7, Canada, 1996. This last book includes a lengthy discussion of the Renaissance period.

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The first comprehensive anthology of art historian Linda Nochlin’s work, including her landmark essays on the position and influence of women artists. The book also presents two new essays and an interview with the historian about women artists today.

Women In World History Curriculum

Perry,Gill. Difference and Excess in Contemporary Art: The Visibility of Women’sPractice (Art History Special Issues) Blackwell, London (2004)

Ange’s Question:
I am a student of international relations in Estonia and would like to know: how the women-participation in World politics have changed through the centuries? I guess it has decreased...but I need a bit conformation to my thoughts...or maybe it has increased?

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Lyn's Answer:
These two are both large topics! I suggest a liberal use of some of my WEB links for current statistics. The National Women's History Project has materials on the role of 20th century U.S. women - you might get an idea about how they approach the topic. The Feminist Internet Gate Way will access you to organizations related to work issues - and some are international in scope. Also the Women's International Center Index. I think WWWomen might be useful too.


For resources, an old but useful book "Sisterhood is Global" by Robin Morgan gives general background on various countries, including Britain. It has a two paragraphs on main events of the 1960s up women's movement. I also like "Global Gender Issues: Dilemmas in World Politics" by V. Spike Peterson and Anne Runyan (Westview Press, Boulder, CO). Its focus on difemmas in world politics offers a global look at the reasons for women's limited representation in political life ....after suffrage. "A History of Their Own: Women in Europe vol. II" by Bonnie Anderson and Judith Zinsser has a final chapter on the women's liberation movement.

Women in the Middle Ages--Writers, Musicians, Artists

Mark's Question:
A friend's student asked her about an Irish warrior princess. I happened to read a very brief blurb about GRAINE NI MAILLE in a reference book about women in history. Unfortunately, I have found no other information. I would appreciate any info or ideas about other places to look. I have checked out a number of women's history sites on the web to no avail. Thanks.

Women in the Middle Ages/Biblio-Index/Writers Musicians Artists

For general works, try David Mitchell, "Women on the Warpath," 1966. Published in the U.S. as "Monstrous Regiment" by Macmillan publishing. Sheila Rowbotham's "Hidden from History", London, 1973 has information as does "A History of Their Own: Women in Europe, vol. II" Bonnie Anderson & Judith Zinsser, Harper & Row, 1988. Ann Kramer's "Women and Politics", part of Wayland Publishers' Women in History series, 1988 is a small, easy to read book that has some photos.