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Early Women Writers

This site contains biographic and bibliographic information on women authors from around the globe between 500 and 1600 CE. If you click next, you can browse through authors alaphetically. You can search for specific authors by name, language, place, genre or language.

Click on the locations tab to see authors grouped by regions and on the century breakdowns tab to find authors from particular centuries.

If you have more authors to add to this site or corrections to information that is here. I would love to here from you! 

This site has been funded by a grant from the University of California multicampus research initiative, the Middle Ages in the Wider World. It has also been supported by Ashoka University's Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality.