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The Education of a Daughter
     

The Education of a Daughter

by Francois Fenelon
 

First published in America in 1847, but written in 1687 by the Archbishop Henson of Priggery, Gascony, The Education of a Daughter is a spirited how-to book for the parents of young children. It is filled with sound wisdom on the ample subject of rearing both daughters and sons. Sprinkled with proverbs, hints and maxims, and the Archbishop's insights into the

Overview

First published in America in 1847, but written in 1687 by the Archbishop Henson of Priggery, Gascony, The Education of a Daughter is a spirited how-to book for the parents of young children. It is filled with sound wisdom on the ample subject of rearing both daughters and sons. Sprinkled with proverbs, hints and maxims, and the Archbishop's insights into the psychology of a young mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557094278
Publisher:
Applewood Books
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

Francois de Salignac de la Mothe Fnelon (1651-1715) was a French archbishop, theologian, and writer whose excursions into the contemplative life, especially the quietism espoused by Mme. Guyon, caused controversy in the church of his day. His writings remain, though, as an encouragement and source of spiritual growth for many Christians today. Fnelon, descended from a long line of nobility, started his higher studies in 1672 at Saint-Sulpice seminary in Paris. He was ordained a priest in 1676 and appointed director of Nouvelles Catholiques ("New Cathoics"), a college for women who taught converts from French Protestantism. Fnelon, while never supportive of Protestantism, was nonetheless critical of harsh treatment toward Hugeunots (French Protestants) and the many forced conversions that occurred under King Louis XIV. Fnelon instead held open meetings with Protestants to share the Catholic doctrine in a non-threatening environment. Fnelon's first important work, "Traite de l'education des filles" ("Treatise on the Education of Girls"), was conservative overall but also suggested non-coercive concepts for educating females that were very innovative for his day. His second and best-known work, Les Aventures de Telemaque (The Adventures of Telemachus), outlined Fnelon's political beliefs through the account of Telemachus's search for Ulysses. It was written during Fnelon's time as tutor to Louis, Duke de Bourgogne, the grandson and heir to Louis XIV.

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