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Author Schurman, Anna Maria van, 1607-1678.
Title Works. Selections. English. 1998
Whether a Christian woman should be educated and other writings from her intellectual circle / Anna Maria van Schurman ; edited and translated by Joyce L. Irwin.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1998]

Author Schurman, Anna Maria van, 1607-1678.
Series Other voice in early modern Europe
Other voice in early modern Europe.
Subject Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- 17th century -- Sources.
Women in Christianity.
Women in the Reformed Church -- Europe -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Christian women -- Education.
Reformed Church -- Doctrines.
Reformed Church -- Doctrines -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Alt Name Irwin, Joyce L.
Voet, Gijsbert, 1589-1676. Works. Selections. English. 1998.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 148 pages).
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Note Includes translated selections from the writings of Gijsbert Voet.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144) and index.
Contents Introduction. Anna Maria van Schurman and her intellectual circle -- Selections from the writings of Anna Maria van Schurman. A practical problem : whether the study of letters is fitting for a Christian woman ; Correspondence with André Rivet on this question ; Correspondence with other women ; Eukleria, chapters 1 and 2 -- Concerning women / by Gisbertus Voetis. Chapter I. The natural status and condition of women ; Chapter II. The secular and political status of women -- Chapter III. The spiritual and ecclesiastical status of women.
Summary "Advocate and exemplar of women's education, female of aristocratic birth and modest demeanor, Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678) was one of Reformation Europe's most renowned writers defending women's intelligence. From her early teens, Schurman garnered recognition and admiration for her accomplishments in languages, philosophy, poetry, and painting. As an adult she actively engaged in written correspondence and debate with Europe's leading intellectuals. Nevertheless, Schurman refused to regard herself as an anomaly among women. A supporter of the female sex, she argues that the same rigorous education that shaped her should be made available to all Christian daughters of the aristocracy. Gathered here in meticulous translation are Anna Maria van Schurman's defense of women's education, her letters to other learned women, and her own account of her early life, as well as responses to her work from male contemporaries, and rare writings by Schurman's mentor, Voetius. This volume will interest the general reader as well as students of women's, religious, and social history."--Google Books.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0226850005 (electronic bk.)
9780226850009 (electronic bk.)
9780226849980 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226849988 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226849988 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226849996 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 560486106
Additional Format Print version: Schurman, Anna Maria van, 1607-1678. Selections. English. 1998. Whether a Christian woman should be educated and other writings from her intellectual circle. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1998 (DLC) 98005295

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