Coverart for item
The Resource A woman in history, Eileen Power, 1889-1940, Maxine Berg

A woman in history, Eileen Power, 1889-1940, Maxine Berg

Label
A woman in history, Eileen Power, 1889-1940
Title
A woman in history, Eileen Power, 1889-1940
Statement of responsibility
Maxine Berg
Title variation
Woman in history
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Eileen Power was the best-known medieval historian of the interwar years, and wrote one of the classic medieval histories, Medieval people. An active participant in the campaign for women's suffrage, she became one of the first writers and teachers of women's history. She made her career as lecturer and then as professor at the London School of Economics and, together with R.H. Tawney, turned a frontier subject, economic and social history, into a prominent part of the historical disciplines. She defined her subject as comparative and international in her passionate engagement with the forces of nationalism and militarism. Her major works on trade, merchants and comparative economic history were conveyed in writing that was individual and human, rich in narrative and ranging widely over time and place. In her evangelism for the subject on the lecture platform, on the radio, through the press and in the school book, she made her subject glamorous, and her history became compelling reading and listening for a whole generation. Yet when she died prematurely at the age of fifty-one, her legacy to history was lost, and now we have largely forgotten her and the passions that drove her to write history." "By narrating the life story of this woman who combined scholarship with personality to make an academic career against the odds, Maxine Berg refocuses our attention on Eileen Power as one of the first and most remarkable 'women in history'."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berg, Maxine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA3.P69
LC item number
B47 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medievalists
  • Middle Ages
  • Women historians
  • Women historians
  • Power, Eileen
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Great Britain
  • Europe
Label
A woman in history, Eileen Power, 1889-1940, Maxine Berg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32892275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780521568524
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95034779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A woman in history, Eileen Power, 1889-1940, Maxine Berg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32892275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780521568524
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95034779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...