The biographical dictionary of Scottish women: from the earliest times to 2004

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Edinburgh University Press, 2006 - Social Science - 403 pages
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Containing entries on 830 women, The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women will be a revelation to all with an interest in Scottish life from earliest times to the near present. Written by a team of 280 scholars, the entries tell the stories of women famous and infamous, well-known and not-so-well-known, extraordinary and ordinary. Re-peopling the landscape in this way enables a new perspective on Scottish life and demands a rethinking of what is meant by Scottish national identity.
The scope and approach of the Dictionary make it an essential work of reference and a starting point for future research, as well as an enthralling read. Every entry contains biographical information, an account of the woman's life, and sources and further reading: it also tells a story. Many of the stories are linked, building up a vivid picture of Scottish life in different times and places. For readers interested in particular occupations or ways of life, there is a thematic index with more than sixty category headings.
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women will disprove once and for all the contention that there is not enough information available to accord women their proper place in the story of Scotland's past.

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Elizabeth Ewan is Associate Professor of History and Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, Ontario; the late Sue Innes was Research Fellow, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, Glasgow Caledonian University; Siān Reynolds is Professor of French at Stirling University; Rose Pipes was a commissioning editor with Oliver & Boyd and is now a publishing consultant and author.

Nina Blazon is the award-winning author of several historical and fantasy novels in Germany.

Sue Innes is an accomplished editor and translator of works from German to English. This is her first translation of a novel for young adults. She lives on Vancouver Island.

William Kidd is Reader in French Studies at the University of Stirling. Sian Reynolds is Professor of French Studies at the University of Stirling.

Elizabeth Ewan is Associate Professor of History and Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, Ontario; the late Sue Innes was Research Fellow, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, Glasgow Caledonian University; Sin Reynolds is Professor of French at Stirling University; Rose Pipes was a commissioning editor with Oliver & Boyd and is now a publishing consultant and author.

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