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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,844 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen of 1789 gave rise immediately to the question of

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Religion
Length:
8,653 words

This entry on the roles and status of women consists of four articles:

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Ancient history (non-classical to 500 CE)
Length:
5,328 words
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1

Women in ancient Egypt did not form a single coherent group, since ancient Egyptian society was highly stratified. At the

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

[This article provides a general survey of women as mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is divided into

Women

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
8,307 words

Since the late 1960s, women's history has developed as a new field of historical inquiry as scholars have begun systematically

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,739 words

The status of women in religions has, in the past, been tied closely to the reproductive cycle, both that of

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,334 words

Any consideration of the role of women in Judaism has to reckon with the obvious: that the classical sources of

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
9,441 words

This entry on the roles and status of women consists of four articles:

Women

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
29,097 words
Illustration(s):
7

[This entry contains six subentries, on women in ancient Greek law, in ancient Rome, in English common law, in Islamic

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
13,147 words
Illustration(s):
8

[This entry includes six subentries:

Women

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

[This entry contains three subentries: Overview; Practice Interventions; Health Care.]

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
22,697 words

[This entry contains four subentries, Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Women's Rights, Women's Rights Groups

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
6,907 words
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1

The history of African American women in the twentieth century and beyond was shaped both by the forces that oppressed

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
7,932 words
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6

[This entry contains two subentries dealing with the demographic, legal, economic, religious, and social experiences of African American women

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

are central to much of Chaucer's poetry, and his treatment is remarkable both for the unparalleled psychological subtlety of many

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
339 words

The Buddha's attitude towards women was not radically different from that of his contemporaries. For male renunciates pursuing the

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
Length:
2,915 words

It is not without irony that a consideration of the construction of ‘women’ by the High Court must begin with

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
695 words

In Israel in the early period the *man was the absolute ruler of the extended *family; if

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
4,634 words

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,530 words

Renaissance and Reformation brought many changes to the role of women, compounded in Ireland by conquest and colonization. The upper

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