Women's Education in Early Modern Europe: A History, 1500-1800

Women's Education in Early Modern Europe: A History, 1500-1800

Women's Education in Early Modern Europe: A History, 1500-1800

Women's Education in Early Modern Europe: A History, 1500-1800

Synopsis

Women were long excluded from traditional histories by definitions of historical subject matter from the man's perspective. In the same way women have been excluded from the early modern history of education by definitions of education as only what occurred in schools and universities. This collection of essays broadens the definition of education, incorporating informal, vocational, domestic, and social education, along with formal education to allow women's training and learning to be fully studied. Eight contributions, written by scholars in a number of fields, include discussion of midwifery, needlepoint, and domestic skills, as well as formal convent or boarding school training.
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