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By Anne R. Larsen

ISBN-10: 147246334X

ISBN-13: 9781472463340

Dutch Golden Age pupil Anna Maria van Schurman used to be generally seemed in the course of the 17th century because the such a lot realized girl of her age. She used to be 'The celebrity of Utrecht','The Dutch Minerva','The 10th Muse', 'a miracle of her sex', 'the incomparable Virgin', and 'the oracle of Utrecht'. because the first lady ever to wait a school, she was once additionally the 1st to recommend, boldly, that ladies could be admitted into universities. an excellent linguist, she mastered a few fifteen languages. She used to be the 1st Dutch girl to hunt e-book of her correspondence. Her letters in numerous languages Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and French – to the highbrow women and men of her time display the breadth of her pursuits in theology, philosophy, medication, literature, numismatics, portray, sculpture, embroidery, and instrumental song. This learn addresses Van Schurman's transformative contribution to the seventeenth-century debate on women's schooling. It analyses, first, her academic philosophy; and, moment, the transnational reception of her writings on women's schooling, rather in France. Anne Larsen explores how, in advocating complex studying for girls, Van Schurman challenged the academic institution of her day to permit ladies to review the entire arts and the sciences. Her letters provide interesting insights into the demanding situations that scholarly girls confronted within the early sleek interval once they sought to outline themselves as intellectuals, writers, and considerate members to the social good.

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