Printed Writings 1641-1700 : Educational and Vocational Books

Printed Writings 1641-1700 : Educational and Vocational Books

by Anna Maria Van Schurman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754602133

ISBN-13: 9780754602132

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

From the beginning of the seventeenth century, English society started to become preoccupied with education and how people acquired it. It is all the more surprising, then, that there should be relatively few early modern texts by Englishwomen devoted to the question of how one should learn. The four texts printed here are principally concerned with language and

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Overview

From the beginning of the seventeenth century, English society started to become preoccupied with education and how people acquired it. It is all the more surprising, then, that there should be relatively few early modern texts by Englishwomen devoted to the question of how one should learn. The four texts printed here are principally concerned with language and arithemetic. One of the reasons for the paucity of such writings is that many commentators viewed women's ability to write as a threat to social stability. The education of women was at best ad hoc. A few attended dame schools, and the wealthy could afford private tutors. Among her own family and friends, however, the individual learned girl was often celebrated, and instances of formal praise act as forewords to some of the texts printed in this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754602132
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Series:
Early Modern Englishwoman Series
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introductory Note; Anna Maria van Schurman, The Learned Maid; Bathsua Reginald Makin, An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen; Advice to the Women and Maidens of London; Triumphs of Female Wit in Some Pindarick Odes, or The Emulation.

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