Book — 1 online resource (xxxi, 181 pages) : illustrations. Digital: data file.
Giuseppa Eleonora Barbapiccola
The Academy of the Ricovrati
Aretafila Savini de' Rossi
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Diamante Medaglia Faini.
At a time when women were generally excluded from scholarly discourse in the intellectual centers of Europe, four extraordinary female "letterate" proved their parity as they lectured in prominent scientific and literary academies and published in respected journals. During the Italian Enlightenment, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Giuseppa Eleonora Barbapiccola, Diamante Medaglia Faini, and Aretafila Savini de' Rossi were afforded unprecedented deference in academic debates and epitomized the increasing ability of women to influence public discourse. "The Contest for Knowledge" reveals how these four women used the methods and themes of their male counterparts to add their voices to the vigorous and prolific debate over the education of women during the eighteenth century. In the texts gathered here, the women discuss the issues they themselves thought most urgent for the equality of women in Italian society specifically and in European culture more broadly. Their thoughts on this important subject reveal how crucial the eighteenth century was in the long history of debates about women in the academy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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)