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Diplomats’ Wives and the Foreign Ministry in Late Imperial Russia, in Four Portraits

Marina Soroka

of the vintage of wines. I am learning to recognize excellence in gems. I can make graceful little speeches in Russian, French, German, English, Chinese, and Italian. I have been thoroughly coached in protocol, it holds no terrors for me, and I know

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The Little Entente of Women as Transnational Ethno-Nationalist Community

Spotlight on Romania

Maria Bucur

about with great admiration. 23 She also found a sympathetic ear among some French and British aristocratic women. 24 But overall, she came to the realization that within this large network, the specificities and needs of Romanian women became

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Feminisms and Politics in the Interwar Period

The Little Entente of Women (1923–1938)

Katerina Dalakoura

participation in the LEW, on the contrary, attributed to it purely political aims, arguing that it was a means for the implementation of French foreign policy and functioned “as a supplement of the Little Entente.” 33 These positions were expressed both while

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Introduction

Maria Bucur, Katerina Dalakoura, Krassimira Daskalova, and Gabriela Dudeková Kováčová

The decade following World War I was transformative for Europe in many ways. Some empires (Russian, Habsburg, Ottoman) collapsed. Others (Great Britain, France) saw their stars rise again as “protectors” of non-European territories, in effect

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The Little Entente of Women, Feminisms, Tensions, and Entanglements within the Interwar European Women's Movement

Krassimira Daskalova

support of the French delegation, the new organization chose to be represented by the Greek feminist Avra Theodoropoulou. 6 The goals of the LEW—transnational collaboration and actions for resolving “the woman question”—were already visible in the

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Between Transnational Cooperation and Nationalism

The Little Entente of Women in Czechoslovakia

Gabriela Dudeková Kováčová

Warsaw conference. Documents prepared for the meeting mentioned the proposed name in French as “l'Union féministe et pacifiste des femmes du Sud-Est Européen,” but it was not accepted or even discussed further. 35 The 1929 LEW conference in Warsaw was

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Book Reviews

Birgitta Bader-Zaar, Evguenia Davidova, Minja Bujaković, Milena Kirova, Malgorzata Fidelis, Stefano Petrungaro, Alexandra Talavar, Daniela Koleva, Rochelle Ruthchild, Vania Ivanova, Valentina Mitkova, Roxana L. Cazan, Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska, and Nadia Danova

necessarily only relate to regional networks or the transfer of ideas from “West” to “East.” European activists—here French feminist Cécile Brunschvicg—were also interested in informing the international community about activities in the “East,” emphasizing

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Polish-Jewish Female Writers and the Women's Emancipation Movements in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Zuzanna Kołodziejska-Smagała

letters she wrote about her Jewish identity and encouraged Orzeszkowa to translate her manifesto to German women into French and English, as “in France and England the women's right[s] movements emerged, and were more popular.” 76 Interestingly, Blumberg