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From the stone age to the cyber age, men and women have skilled the realm otherwise. Out of a cosmos of goddesses and she-devils, earth moms and madonnas, witches and queens, saints and whores, an enormous physique of women's folklore has come into bloom. foreign in scope and drawing on greater than a hundred thirty specialist members, this encyclopedia experiences the myths, traditions, and ideology principal to women's day-by-day lives. greater than 260 alphabetically prepared entries conceal the lore of girls throughout time, house, and lifestyles. scholars of historical past, faith and spirituality, therapeutic and conventional medication, literature, and global cultures will price this encyclopedia as an integral consultant to women's folklore.

In addition, there are entries on women's folklore and folklife in 15 areas of the area, similar to the Caribbean, important Asia, the center East, and Western Europe. Entries supply cross-references and cite works for additional studying, and the encyclopedia closes with a particular bibliography of print and digital assets. scholars studying approximately heritage, global cultures, faith and spirituality, therapeutic and standard medication, and literature will welcome this spouse to the way of life of girls throughout time and continents.

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