Download e-book for kindle: Anna Maria van Schurman, 'The Star of Utrecht': The by Anne R. Larsen

By Anne R. Larsen

ISBN-10: 147246334X

ISBN-13: 9781472463340

Dutch Golden Age student Anna Maria van Schurman used to be broadly appeared in the course of the 17th century because the so much discovered 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 college, she was once additionally the 1st to recommend, boldly, that girls may be admitted into universities. an excellent linguist, she mastered a few fifteen languages. She was once the 1st Dutch lady to hunt e-book of her correspondence. Her letters in different languages Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and French – to the highbrow women and men of her time demonstrate the breadth of her pursuits in theology, philosophy, drugs, literature, numismatics, portray, sculpture, embroidery, and instrumental tune. This examine 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 complicated studying for girls, Van Schurman challenged the academic institution of her day to permit ladies to review all of the arts and the sciences. Her letters provide interesting insights into the demanding situations that scholarly girls confronted within the early glossy interval after they sought to outline themselves as intellectuals, writers, and considerate individuals to the social good.

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