Subject: Africa: Women’s History

African Women: A Historical Panorama
Romero, Patricia W.

Subject: African History, Women's History, Textbook

African women have made history as doctors, merchants, slaves, prostitutes, and religious leaders. In this survey of the roles women have played in sub-Saharan Africa, from the Queen of Sheba in Ethiopia to the elected presidents of contemporary Liberia and …

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Documents from the African Past
Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa

This fascinating collection spans two millennia, beginning with a first-century merchant’s guide to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean ports. Primary sources describe ancient and medieval trade routes, China’s discovery of Africa, the slave trade, kingdoms and court life in …

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Women in the Islamic World: From Earliest Times to the Arab Spring
Schneider, Irene (translated by Steven Rendall)

Subject: Middle Eastern Studies, Women Studies, Religion, World History

This book describes and analyzes the different roles women have played in the Islamic world, past and present. Starting with Sharia regulations and their applications in societies throughout history, Schneider observes and pinpoints the obstacles and opportunities women …

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Women’s Voices on Africa: A Century of Travel Writings
Romero, Patricia W.

Subject: Africa, Women's History

In African Women: A Historical Panorama, Patricia W. Romero seeks to address what she perceives as a gap in existing scholarship on the history of African women, namely a lack of personalisation and case studies in accounts of women who …

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