Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women by Elizabeth L. Ewan, Sue Innes, Sian Reynolds, Rose Pipes

By Elizabeth L. Ewan, Sue Innes, Sian Reynolds, Rose Pipes

This single-volume dictionary will current the lives of person Scottish ladies from earliest instances to the current. Drawing on new scholarship and a large community and novice historians, it is going to throw gentle at the adventure of girls from each type and type in Scotland and one of the world wide Scottish diaspora. The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish girls is being written for the overall interpreting public and for college students of Scottish background and society. it will likely be scholarly in its method of facts and fascinating within the demeanour of its presentation. each one access will search to make experience of its topic in narrative phrases, telling a narrative instead of easily providing info. The editors objective to make the publication as stress-free to learn because it might be effortless and precious to refer to. it will likely be a special and demanding contribution to the heritage of girls and Scotland. (8/25/2006)

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The Aberdeens’ daughter Marjorie married John Sinclair (as Lord Pentland, Scottish Secretary in the Liberal administration –). Marjorie’s biography of her mother (Pentland ) is more discreet than that by French ().  Aberdeen, Lord and Lady [Gordon, J. C. and Gordon, I. , () More Cracks with ‘We Twa’; Aberdeen Assn. for the Distribution of Literature to Settlers of the North-West, Annual Reports, –. French, D. () Ishbel and the Empire ; Gibbon, J. M. () The Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada: th Anniversary, –; ODNB () (Gordon, John); Pentland, M.

Hanley, The Scots (), quoted here from Houston and Knox, The New Penguin History of Scotland, p. xv (see note  above). . , back cover. . A good example among several is the chapter ‘Scottish Women: family, work and politics’ in Devine, The Scottish Nation (see note  above). . T. C. Smout, A Century of the Scottish People, – (Collins, , p. ). . Y. Brown, entry on ‘Women’ in Lynch, Oxford Companion, p.  (see note  above). . These examples are all taken from Houston and Knox, New Penguin History of Scotland (see note  above), pp.

See for example J. Uglow, The Lunar Men: the friends who made the future (Faber, ); it could be argued that several books on the Scottish Enlightenment take this approach. An alternative is to select figures across historical periods, as W. W. J. Knox does in his book on  Scottish women, The Lives of Scottish Women: women and Scottish society – (EUP, ). . Quoted in C. MacDougall, Writing Scotland: how Scotland’s writers shaped the nation (Polygon, ), p.  (and many other places).

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