Record Number : 93477 of 13452

Title : Women and books : from the sixteenth century to the suffragettes

Description :
The website "Women and Books : From the Sixteenth Century to the Suffragettes" has been adapted from an exhibition of the same title at the University of Glasgow. It features sections on: books written, translated, and compiled by women; books for, and about women; books owned, illustrated, or published by women; and books on women's education. This exhibition and website reminds us that women, although rarely prominent in the earlier period of publishing as authors, still had a role to play as: dedicatees; patrons; collectors; or readers of books. The books that were on display are accompanied by a paragraph of commentary and full bibliographical detail, with some excellent images of folios. There is also an interesting section on suffragette literature. This virtual exhibition would be of interest to those studying the history of the book, or involved in gender studies.


Uncontrolled Keywords : book history; publishing history

Controlled Keywords : books; publishing; printing; women; women's studies; history (discipline); gender issues; translations; illustrations (layout features);

Language : eng;

Period : 16th Century; 19th Century; 18th Century; 17th Century; 20th Century (1900 - 1945)

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