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Archive and Research Centre for Women's History

Archive and Research Centre for Women's History

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An encyclopaedia of women’s history in Belgium

In 165 thematic entries, this encyclopaedia of women’s history offers a clear and accessible overview of the many aspects of political, social, professional, cultural, family and associative history that have marked the daily lives of Belgian women. It shows how much the status of women has improved since the 19th century and highlights the importance of women and the women’s movement in the slow democratisation of our society. In so doing, this book offers a magnificent synthesis of the issues, stages and strategies that have marked the march towards greater equality between men and women.

This encyclopaedia is the result of the collective work of 70 specialists, under the direction of historians Éliane Gubin (honorary professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles) and Catherine Jacques (teacher and scientific collaborator at the Université libre de Bruxelles) with the collaboration of Claudine Marissal (Carhif).

Éliane Gubin, Catherine Jacques, Encyclopédie d’histoire des femmes en Belgique, 19e et 20e siècles, Racine, November 2018.

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