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The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women

Edited by Elizabeth Ewan, Rose Pipes, Jane Rendall, Siân Reynolds

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The life stories of more than 1,000 women who shaped Scotland’s history

The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women is a fully revised and extended edition of a highly regarded reference work that illuminates the lives of Scottish women in history. It includes more than 180 additional entries on women who died before 2018, forty new photographs, and an extended thematic index. With fascinating lives on every page, the concise entries illustrate the lives of Scottish women from the distant past to our own times, as well as the worldwide Scottish diaspora. Written by experts, the book provides a striking narrative of how women’s actions and influence have always helped to shape Scotland’s identity.

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Contents

Acknowledgements for The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (2006)
Acknowledgements for The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (2018)
Advisers
Contributors
Abbreviations
Readers’ Guide
List of new entries
List of co-subjects
Preface
Introduction to The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Thematic Index

About the Author

Elizabeth Ewan is a Professor of Scottish Studies and History at the University of Guelph.

Rose Pipes is a former commissioning editor with Oliver & Boyd publishers, Edinburgh, and now an independent researcher. Her own publications include The Colonies of Stockbridge, and Stockbridge in Living Memory.

Jane Rendall is an Honorary Fellow at the University of York.

Siân Reynolds is a former Professor at the University of Stirling.

Reviews

With biographies of over 1000 notable Scottish women, this new, extended edition of the 2006 Dictionary, is an essential reference tool. The editors and contributors have ensured that anyone writing Scottish history today must recognise the real and distinctive contributions of women, across the board.

- Professor Christopher A Whatley OBE,FRSE

Leafing through the New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women is like meeting a new set of mothers, sisters, friends, workmates, wise women and legends – some heroic, some horrifying. The Dictionary clothes the lives of Scottish women with vivid detail and rich, sympathetic storytelling. A fascinating read.

- Lesley Riddoch, Scotsman and National columnist

'Both wide-ranging and path-breaking, it is an indispensable resource, and should be at the core of any biographical collection.'

- Mark Curthoys, Research Editor, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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