Women's Education in Early Modern Europe

Women's Education in Early Modern Europe : A History, 1500Tto 1800

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This book chronicles 300 years of women's education during this time. Barabara Whitehead examines this history from a feminist perspective, pointing to the subversive actions of the women of this period that led to the formation of academia as we know it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 14.73mm | 508g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113898728X
  • 9781138987289

Table of contents

Introduction, Barbara Whitehead; Learning the Virtues: Convent Schools and Female Culture in Renaissance Florence, Sharon T. Strocchia ; Equal in Opportunity? The Education of Aristocratic Women 1450-1540, Sharon D. Michalove; The Pattern of Perfect Womanhood: Feminine Virtue, Pattern Books and the Fiction of the Clothworking Woman, Stacey Shimizu; The Rei(g)ning of Women's Tongues in English Books of Instruction and Rhetorics, Catherine R. Eskin; The Literacy of Jewish Women in Early Modern Italy, Howard Adelman; To Educate or Instruct? Du Bose and Fenelon on Women, Colleen Fitzgerald; "Its Frequent Visitor": Death at Boarding School in Early Modern Europe, Carolyn C. Lougee; 'A Knowledge Speculative and Practical':The Dilemma of Midwives Education in Early Modern Europe, Adrianna E. Bakosshow more