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От сянката на историята: Жените в българското общество и култура
From the Shadows of History. The Women in Bulgarian Society and Culture

Sources of Women’s History: diaries, memories, letters, fiction

Author(s): Milena Kirova
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Gender history
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: History of Women; Home School; Constantinople Women’s College; Dimitrana Ivanova

Summary/Abstract: This is a review of a volume entitled “From the Shadows of History. The Women in Bulgarian Society and Culture. Sources of Women’s History: diaries, memories, letters, fiction”; the second book in a sequence of volumes dedicated to the history of women in Bulgaria. (The first book was published in 1998.) Krassimira Daskalova, Zhorzheta Nazarska, and Reneta Roshkeva have edited a large and impressive book of 620 pages; this is the most significant text so far in the sphere of Bulgarian Women's history. The first part of the book presents an overall of six women who graduated from a prominent women’s school founded by American Protestant missionaries in Constantinople: Home School (1871), which later turned into Constantinople Woman’s College (1891). The second part of the book is entitled “Bulgarian Women’s Movement in 20th Century and Its Leaders”. Only one but a very prominent functionary of this movement is presented here: Dimitrana Ivanova. Her biography is presented in detail by Krasimira Daskalova.

  • Issue Year: 64/2021
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 83-88
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Bulgarian