A Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and by Francisca De Haan, Krasimira Daskalova, Anna Loutfi PDF

By Francisca De Haan, Krasimira Daskalova, Anna Loutfi

ISBN-10: 9637326391

ISBN-13: 9789637326394

This bographical dictionary describes the lives, works and aspirations of greater than a hundred and fifty men and women who have been lively in, or a part of, women's hobbies and feminisms in imperative, jap and South japanese Europe. hence, it demanding situations the commonly held trust that there has been no historic feminism during this a part of Europe. those leading edge and infrequently relocating biographical graphics not just convey that feminists existed right here, but additionally that they have been frequent and various, and integrated Romanian princesses, Serbian philosophers and peasants, Latvian and Slovakian novelists, Albanian lecturers, Hungarian Christian social staff and activists of the Catholic women's circulation, Austrian manufacturing facility staff, Bulgarian feminist scientists and socialist feminists, Russian radicals, philanthropists, militant suffragists and Bolshevik activists, sought after writers and philosophers of the Ottoman period, in addition to Turkish republican leftist political activists and nationalists, the world over well-known Greek feminist leaders, Estonian pharmacologists and technology historians, Slovenian 'literary feminists,' Czech avant-garde painters, Ukrainian feminist students, Polish and Czech Senate participants, and plenty of extra. Their tales jointly represent a wealthy tapestry of feminist job and redress a major imbalance within the historiography of women's events and feminisms. "A Biographical Dictionary of Women's pursuits and Feminisms: vital, japanese, and South japanese Europe, nineteenth and twentieth Centuries" is key interpreting for college students of ecu women's and gender heritage, comparative historical past and social pursuits.

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Pseudonym: Elena Blonina. Inessa Armand was born Inessa Steffen in Paris on 26 April 1874, the illegitimate child of Theodore Steffen, a British opera singer, and Nathalie Vil’d, a French actress. She grew up speaking French and English and later learned Russian, German and Polish. After her father died in 1889, she moved to Russia to stay with relatives. In 1893, she married Alexander Evgen’evich Armand (died 1943), whose family were wealthy manufacturers of French origin. By 1903, Inessa Armand had given birth to four children (Alexander, Varvara, Inna and Vladimir).

Fatma Aliye is also known as the founder of the first women’s association in the Ottoman Empire, the Cemiyet-i İmdadiye (Charity Society), established after the Greek war of 1897, in order to provide bereaved wives and children, as well as war veterans with material assistance. In recognition of her efforts she received a medal from Sultan Abdülhamid in 1899. She also worked for other charity societies: the Osmanlı Hilal-i Ahmer (Ottoman Red Crescent) and the Müdafaa-i Milliye Osmanlı Kadınlar Heyeti (National Defence Women’s Committee), founded by women following the Tripoli and Balkan Wars of 1911 and 1912.

Years of overwork (including care for her children), fatigue and hunger all took their toll on Armand’s energy and strength. In the fall of 1920, she contracted cholera and died on 24 September 1920. The urn containing her ashes was buried in Moscow 35 in the Kremlin wall. Soviet historiography has mostly paid attention to her Party activities and her work during the first years of the Soviet regime. The work of western historians has often dwelled on the relationship between Lenin and Armand. No publications have yet addressed her impact on the Russian feminist movement.

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