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By M.P. de Baar,Machteld Löwensteyn,Marit Monteiro,A. Agnes Sneller,Lynne Richards

Anna Maria van Schurman used to be in additional than one point an unconventional lady in her personal lifetime. As a talented student in lots of overseas and historic languages, in addition to in philosophy and theology, she corresponded with different discovered women and men in all places Europe. She completed overseas renown for her personal defence of scholarly job of ladies. existence and paintings of this Dutch femme savante of the seventeenth Century has up to now been studied by means of theologians, philosophers, literary students, historians, pedagogues and paintings historians, every one targeting particular points of Van Schurman's biography or paintings. a slightly fragmented photo of this student was once the outcome.
This interdependent selection of essays describes the existence and paintings of Anna Maria van Schurman from an interdisciplinary - or particularly multidisciplinary - method and may define a extra built-in but while subtly differentiated photograph. 9 contributions - from the disciplines of philosophy, theology, Dutch language and literature, highbrow and artwork historical past, and women's stories - in part in accordance with new resource fabric, shed mild on Van Schurman's principles on erudition and femininity, ethics and philosophy, in addition to on her non secular ideals, in the context of the early smooth highbrow neighborhood to which she belonged.
Audience: This number of essays will accordingly command the curiosity not just of historians, but in addition of students and scholars in theology, philosophy, paintings historical past, and women's studies.

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Choosing the Better Part: Anna Maria van Schurman (1607–1678) (International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées) by M.P. de Baar,Machteld Löwensteyn,Marit Monteiro,A. Agnes Sneller,Lynne Richards


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