IIAS Newsletter 48 Summer 2008

Women warriors in Asia

Vina A. LanzonaTobias Rettig

Feminist scholars have pointed out the neglect of women actors in history and this has led to the writing of women’s narratives and to a more general reexamination of the role played by gender in history and the social sciences. This special issue of IIAS Newsletter highlights a particularly interesting phenomenon, namely that of women’s leadership and participation in warfare and revolution.

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