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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Acknowledgements for The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (2006)Acknowledgements for The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (2018)AdvisersContributorsAbbreviationsReaders’ GuideList of new entriesList of co-subjectsPrefaceIntroduction to The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish WomenThe New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish WomenThematic Index
Why a new biographical dictionary of Scottish women? The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women is a revised and enlarged version of the earlier 2006 reference work that further explores and illuminates the varied lives and experiences of Scottish women in history. The wealth of research on Scottish women since the publication of the first edition, and the expansion of online resources and search engines, has meant that a total of 181 new entries on women have been added, with 99 new co-subjects, spanning the early modern to modern period.
Rebecca Mason, Institute of Historical Research, London, The Innes Review
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
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
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. She is also co-editor of The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women and The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (EUP, 2006/2018). She has published several articles on Chrystal Macmillan as well as contributing to the Legal Landmarks project.

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

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