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Extraordinary women of the Medieval and Renaissance world : a biographical dictionary

Author: Carole Levin
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains biographical profiles of seventy women from the Medieval and Renaissance world.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biography Dictionaries
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Extraordinary women of the Medieval and Renaissance world.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
(OCoLC)988768296
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Levin
ISBN: 0313306591 9780313306594
OCLC Number: 42771687
Description: xviii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Akka Mahadevi --
Sofonisba Anguissola --
Anne Askew --
Elizabeth Barton --
Blanche of Castile --
Bridget of Sweden --
Elizabeth Cary --
Catherine of Siena --
Christina of Denmark --
Christina of Markyate --
Margaret Giggs Clement --
Lady Anne Clifford --
Vittoria Colonna --
The Cooke Sisters --
Margherita Datini --
Marie Dentiere --
Jane Dormer --
Elisabeth of Schonau --
Elizabeth of Braunschweig --
Isabella d'Este --
Jacqueline Felicie --
Lavinia Fontana --
Veronica Franco --
Veronica Gambara --
Artemisia Gentileschi --
Giulia Gonzaga --
Argula von Grumbach --
Anne Halkett --
Elizabeth Hardwick --
Helisenne de Crenne --
Hrotsvit of Gandersheim --
Hurrem Sultan --
Esther Inglis --
Izumi Shikibu --
Jadwiga of Poland --
Juana of Castile --
Anna Komnena --
Helene Kottaner --
Louise Labe --
Aemilia Lanyer --
Lucretia de Leon --
Anne Locke --
Katherine Luther --
Malinche --
Margaret of Anjou --
Margaret of Austria --
Marguerite de Valois --
Mary of Hungary --
Mechthild of Magdeburg --
Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem --
Eleanor de Montfort --
Murasaki Shikibu --
Nzinga, Queen of Angola --
Ono no Komachi --
Caritas Pirckheimer --
Diane de Poitiers --
Marguerite Porete --
Raziya, the Sultan --
Renee of Ferrara --
Margaret More Roper --
Maria de Salinas --
Sei Shonagon --
Caterina Sforza --
Gaspara Stampa --
Arbella Stuart --
Levina Teerlinc --
Elizabeth Jane Weston --
Catherine Willoughby --
Mary Wroth --
Katharina Zell.
Responsibility: Carole Levin [and others].

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