By Erika A. Kuhlman
With the explosion of women's stories at each point of schooling, there's an expanding want for a accomplished source that recognizes their awesome contributions. A to Z of girls in international heritage is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these notable girls from all over the world who've made their mark in each department of accomplishment. greater than 260 vigorous, targeted, and engrossing entries are grouped by means of every one woman's declare to status. every one in-depth essay contains resources for extra examining. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically through topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that info may be simply came across. Profiles contain: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and artwork buyer; 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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Herodotus commended Artemisia for her courage, or andreia in the Greek language. To exhibit andreia for a woman was literally impossible, since the word connoted manliness. Artemisia, the daughter of Lygdamis, a Halicarnassian, and a Cretan mother, had been named after the Greek warrior goddess Artemis, sister to the Greek god Apollo. E. (His name has been lost. ) Artemisia assumed the throne upon his death, becoming Artemisia I, Queen of Halicarnassus. The archenemy of Harlicarnassus, the nearby island of Rhodes (where Hester STANHOPE was shipwrecked more than a thousand years later) took advantage of the king’s death to attack what they viewed as a weak female ruler.
She won the 100meter and 200-meter individual races, and she was a member of the winning American 400-meter relay team. Rudolph set world records in the 100-meter and 200-meter races. An unlikely athlete—much less world-class champion—Rudolph suffered from polio in her youth, a disease that left her partially paralyzed. In addition to poor health, Rudolph had to challenge the hurdles thrown in front of her by the prejudices of a racist society. Wilma Rudolph’s triumphs took place during the height of the Civil Rights movement in the United States.
She learned to read and write at a time when girls even of the Brahmin caste did not become literate. She also became an adept horsewoman and gained skills at hunting and using swords and other weapons. 31 AMAZONS, HEROINES, AND MILITARY LEADERS Her childhood did not last long, however, and soon Manu succumbed to one feminine obligation: she would have to marry a suitor chosen for her by her father. Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar of Jhansi, a 40- or 50-year-old widower, needed a young wife to secure a male heir.