A Woman in History: Eileen Power, 1889-1940 / Edition 1

A Woman in History: Eileen Power, 1889-1940 / Edition 1

by Maxine Berg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521568528

ISBN-13: 9780521568524

Pub. Date: 05/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a fascinating biography of Eileen Power, a major British historian who once ranked in fame alongside Tawney, Trevelyan and Toynbee. Using letters, diaries and reminiscences, Maxine Berg recreates the life of this charismatic personality, describing, for the first time, Power's remarkable intellectual and scholarly achievements at a time when she was…  See more details below

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This book is a fascinating biography of Eileen Power, a major British historian who once ranked in fame alongside Tawney, Trevelyan and Toynbee. Using letters, diaries and reminiscences, Maxine Berg recreates the life of this charismatic personality, describing, for the first time, Power's remarkable intellectual and scholarly achievements at a time when she was acting very much outside the female role. Power's ability, coupled with her vivid personality, made her history compelling reading and listening to a generation of students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521568524
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Family and friends; 3. Becoming a historian - Paris, London and Cambridge 1910–20; 4. Travelling east; 5. Women, peace and medieval people; 6. The LSE, economic history and the social sciences 1921–40; 7. Love, marriage and careers; 8. Eileen Power's medieval history; 9. World history and the end of the world; 10. Clio, a muse; Bibliography.

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