By Erika A. Kuhlman
With the explosion of women's experiences at each point of schooling, there's an expanding want for a complete source that recognizes their amazing contributions. A to Z of ladies in global background is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these amazing ladies from around the world who've made their mark in each department of feat. greater than 260 energetic, distinct, and engrossing entries are grouped by means of every one woman's declare to popularity. every one in-depth essay contains resources for extra interpreting. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically by way of topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that info could be simply stumbled on. Profiles comprise: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and paintings customer; Ana Figueroa (1908-1970): Chilean feminist and educator; Sonja Henle (1912-1969): Norwegian Olympic gold medal skater; Zheng Xlaoying (1929-present): chinese language conductor; Oriana Fallaci (1930-present): Italian political journalist; Wangarl Muta Maathal (1940-present): Kenyan biologist and environmentalist.
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After a two-week siege, however, Jhansi fell to the British. A Bombay priest recorded the stench of burning flesh rising from the city after the British destroyed it, indicating that innocent civilians had been killed. British accounts, on the other hand, claimed that the British army killed 4,000 Indian soldiers, and that civilians were spared. Lakshmi escaped the devastation. She and several other rebels rode more than 100 miles to a fortress at Kalpi, northeast of Jhansi. From Kalpi, Lakshmi and the surviving forces from Jhansi joined the battle against the British at Gwalior.
R TERESHKOVA,VALENTINA (Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova-Nikolayeva) (1937– ) Soviet Russian cosmonaut On June 16, 1963, seated in the spaceship Vostok VI, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space and only the 10th human to orbit the earth. 2 million miles before returning to earth three days later. Her achievements in space travel led to her political appointments, including her election to the presidency of the Committee of Soviet Women in later years. Tereshkova’s three-day voyage, however, had been a technical flop, according to Time magazine (“Coloring the Cosmos Pink,” Time, June 13, 1983, p.
Stripped of her wealth, she died on June 23, 1839, in Dar Djoun, where she is buried. 22 Further Reading Childs, Virginia. Lady Hester Stanhope: Queen of the Desert. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1990. Day, Roger. Decline to Glory: A Reassessment of the Life and Times of Lady Hester Stanhope. Salzburg, Austria: University of Salzburg, 1997. Stanhope, Lady Hester. Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope. Salzburg, Austria: Insitut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universitat Salzburg, 1985. Watney, John.
A to Z of Women in World History by Erika A. Kuhlman