Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 260 pages) : illustrations. Digital: data file.
Introduction arbara Whitehead 1.Learning the Virtues: Convent Schools and Female Culture in Renaissance Florence Sharon T. Strocchia
2. Equal in Opportunity? The Education of Aristocratic Women 1450-1540 Sharon D. Michalove
3. The Pattern of Perfect Womanhood: Feminine Virtue, Pattern Books and the Fiction of the Clothworking Woman Stacey Shimizu
4. The Rei(g)ning of Women's Tongues in in English Books of Instruction and Rhetorics Catherine R. Eskin
5. The Literacy of Jewish Women in Early Modern Europe Howard Edelman
6. To Educate or Instruct? Du Bose and Fenelon on Women Colleen Fitzgerald
7. "Its Frequent Visitor": Death at Boarding School in Early Modern Europe Carolyn C. Lougee
8. 'A Knowledge Speculative and Practical': The Dilemma of Midwives Education in Early Modern Europe Adrianna E. Bakos.
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This book chronicles 300 years of women's education during this time. Barabara Whitehead examines this history from a feminist perspective, pointing to the subversive actions of the women of this period that led to the formation of academia as we know it. (source: Nielsen Book Data)