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The Resource Anna Maria van Schurman, 'the star of Utrecht' : the educational vision and reception of a savante, by Anne R. Larsen

Anna Maria van Schurman, 'the star of Utrecht' : the educational vision and reception of a savante, by Anne R. Larsen

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Anna Maria van Schurman, 'the star of Utrecht' : the educational vision and reception of a savante
Title
Anna Maria van Schurman, 'the star of Utrecht'
Title remainder
the educational vision and reception of a savante
Statement of responsibility
by Anne R. Larsen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Dutch Golden Age scholar Anna Maria van Schurman was widely regarded throughout the seventeenth century as the most learned woman of her age. She was 'The Star of Utrecht','The Dutch Minerva','The Tenth Muse', 'a miracle of her sex', 'the incomparable Virgin', and 'the oracle of Utrecht'. As the first woman ever to attend a university, she was also the first to advocate, boldly, that women should be admitted into universities. A brilliant linguist, she mastered some fifteen languages. She was the first Dutch woman to seek publication of her correspondence. Her letters in several languages Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and French - to the intellectual men and women of her time reveal the breadth of her interests in theology, philosophy, medicine, literature, numismatics, painting, sculpture, embroidery, and instrumental music. This study addresses Van Schurman's transformative contribution to the seventeenth-century debate on women's education. It analyses, first, her educational philosophy; and, second, the transnational reception of her writings on women's education, particularly in France. Anne Larsen explores how, in advocating advanced learning for women, Van Schurman challenged the educational establishment of her day to allow women to study all the arts and the sciences. Her letters offer fascinating insights into the challenges that scholarly women faced in the early modern period when they sought to define themselves as intellectuals, writers, and thoughtful contributors to the social good"--Publisher's description
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Larsen, Anne R
Dewey number
371.822
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1701
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Women and gender in the early modern world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schurman, Anna Maria van
  • Women
  • Women scholars
  • Schurman, Anna Maria van
  • Women
  • Women scholars
  • Netherlands
  • EDUCATION / Administration / General
  • EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
Label
Anna Maria van Schurman, 'the star of Utrecht' : the educational vision and reception of a savante, by Anne R. Larsen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the savante in historical context -- A star is born: the education and fame of a savante -- The savante, the theologian, and the philosopher -- Defending the savante -- Translating the savante -- Publishing the savante -- Reception in France -- Reception in England
Control code
946887335
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472463357
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946887335
Label
Anna Maria van Schurman, 'the star of Utrecht' : the educational vision and reception of a savante, by Anne R. Larsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the savante in historical context -- A star is born: the education and fame of a savante -- The savante, the theologian, and the philosopher -- Defending the savante -- Translating the savante -- Publishing the savante -- Reception in France -- Reception in England
Control code
946887335
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472463357
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946887335

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