Florence Nightingale on Social Change in India: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 10 (Hardback)Gerrard Vallee (editor)
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Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Number of pages: 976
Weight: 1428 g
Dimensions: 234 x 158 x 57 mm
``Her influence was astounding, as was her grasp of social science methods. She put both to the best of uses, advocating improvements in issues of public health, and she also hoped for independence of her beloved India.'' -- Research Book News, May 2008, 200806
``The Collected Works of Florence Nightingale is an extremely ambitious project that is a great service to scholarship. Every general academic library should own the complete set. It pulls together material that has been hitherto diffused across more than 150 collections, some of them private ones, in places ranging from Germany to India and Japan, as well as numerous English-speaking countries.'' -- Timothy Larsen -- Books and Culture, November/December 2008, 200901
``The details and explications of her views...are presented in carefully annotated and insightful editorial discussions....[These volumes] provide a more complete understanding of this complex woman, extending our appreciation of her much beyond the `The Lady with the Lamp' legend.... The product of rigorous scholarship, of meticulous historical research--and a labour of love.'' -- Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Volume 21/1, 2004, 200510
``[I]t is clear that this is an academic project of the highest importance and integrity. It will have an impact on the work of scholars far beyond the immediate field of health history. Nightingale's interests were wide-ranging and her correspondence included some of the leading thinkers of her day....The editing of these volumes is exemplary. Every reference has been followed up, including the identification of minor dramatis personae. Important personalities are accorded short biographies. On every page there are biblical allusions, which are faithfully identified. Each thematic section has an introductory essay and these are amplified by a full outline of Nightingale's life and thought in volume 1. This project makes a major contribution to scholarship which will be of permanent value.'' -- Helen Mathers, University of Sheffield, Ecclesiastical History
``The Collected Works will allow us to see for the first time the full complexity of this extraordinary and multifacted woman. It will be a tool of enormous value not only to Nightgale scholars and biographers, but also to historians of a wide variety of aspects of Victorian society: war, the army, public health nursing, religion, India, women's issues and so on.'' -- Mark Bostridge -- Times Literary Supplement, January 10, 2003, 200310
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