By Liz Locke, Theresa A. Vaughan, Pauline Greenhill
From the stone age to the cyber age, men and women have skilled the area in a different way. 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. overseas in scope and drawing on greater than a hundred thirty professional participants, this encyclopedia experiences the myths, traditions, and ideology valuable to women's day-by-day lives. greater than 260 alphabetically prepared entries conceal the lore of ladies throughout time, area, and existence. scholars of historical past, faith and spirituality, therapeutic and standard drugs, literature, and global cultures will worth this encyclopedia as an vital advisor to women's folklore.In addition, there are entries on women's folklore and folklife in 15 areas of the realm, resembling the Caribbean, valuable Asia, the center East, and Western Europe. Entries offer cross-references and cite works for extra examining, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific bibliography of print and digital assets. scholars studying approximately historical past, international cultures, faith and spirituality, therapeutic and standard drugs, and literature will welcome this spouse to the lifestyle of girls throughout time and continents.