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By Anne R. Larsen

Dutch Golden Age pupil Anna Maria van Schurman used to be largely appeared through the 17th century because the so much discovered lady of her age. She was once '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 school, she was once additionally the 1st to recommend, boldly, that ladies can be admitted into universities. a super linguist, she mastered a few fifteen languages. She was once the 1st Dutch lady to hunt ebook of her correspondence. Her letters in different languages Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and French – to the highbrow women and men of her time show the breadth of her pursuits in theology, philosophy, drugs, literature, numismatics, portray, sculpture, embroidery, and instrumental tune. This research 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, fairly in France. Anne Larsen explores how, in advocating complicated studying for girls, Van Schurman challenged the tutorial institution of her day to permit ladies to review the entire arts and the sciences. Her letters supply attention-grabbing insights into the demanding situations that scholarly girls confronted within the early sleek interval once they sought to outline themselves as intellectuals, writers, and considerate individuals to the social good.

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