Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7497
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Parker , Holt N.
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  • Title: Women and Humanism: Nine Factors for the Woman Learning
  • Source: Viator 35, ( 2004): Pages 581 - 616.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Education Family Humanism Latin Language Learning and Scholarship Noble Women
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 15- 16- 17
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  • Abstract: This article attempts a survey of the phenomenon of the learned woman in the Renaissance to 1600. It singles out and examines nine factors that increased the possibility of a girl receiving a humanist education; each modifies the notion of humanism exclusively as preparation for men in public life: 1) It helped to be royal. 2) It helped to be noble. 3) It helped to be magnificent. 4) It helped to be at court. 5) It helped to have a humanist father. 6) It helped to have a brother. 7) It helped to have parents who believed in the moral value of "humanitas." 8) It helped to be Protestant. 9) It helped to love learning. [Reproduced from the journal website: http://brepols.metapress.com/content/121213/?p=afdbc79947a4444b9739ff05942fde63&pi=0]
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Cincinnati
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00835897
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