Choosing the Better Part : Anna Maria van Schurman (1607–1678)

Anna Maria van Schurman was in more than one aspect an unconventional woman in her own lifetime. As a gifted scholar in many foreign and ancient languages, as well as in philosophy and theology, she corresponded with other learned men and women all over Europe. She achieved international renown for...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: de Baar, M.P. (Editor), Löwensteyn, Machteld (Editor), Monteiro, Marit (Editor), Sneller, A. Agnes (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1996, 1996
Edition:1st ed. 1996
Series:International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
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505 0 |a 1. Anna Maria van Schurman. A historical survey of her reception since the seventeenth century -- 2. ‘An exceptional mind’. The learned Anna Maria van Schurman -- 3. The first Dutch feminist tract? Anna Maria van Schurman’s discussion of women’s aptitude for the study of arts and sciences -- 4. ‘Et ses artistes mains …’. The art of Anna Maria van Schurman -- 5. ‘O Utreght, Lieve Stad …’. Poems in Dutch by Anna Maria van Schurman -- 6. ‘Now as for the faint rumours of fame attached to my name …’. The Eukleria as autobiography -- 7. Anna Maria van Schurman’s ‘reformation’ of philosophy -- 8. On Anna Maria van Schurman’s ‘right choice’ -- 9. ‘If she had been a man …’. Anna Maria van Schurman in the social and literary life of her age -- Chronology of events -- List of illustrations 
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520 |a Anna Maria van Schurman was in more than one aspect an unconventional woman in her own lifetime. As a gifted scholar in many foreign and ancient languages, as well as in philosophy and theology, she corresponded with other learned men and women all over Europe. She achieved international renown for her own defence of scholarly activity of women. Life and work of this Dutch femme savante of the 17th Century has thus far been studied by theologians, philosophers, literary scholars, historians, pedagogues and art historians, each concentrating on specific aspects of Van Schurman's biography or work. A rather fragmented image of this scholar was the result. This interdependent collection of essays describes the life and work of Anna Maria van Schurman from an interdisciplinary - or rather multidisciplinary - approach and will outline a more integrated yet at the same time subtly differentiated picture. Nine contributions - from the disciplines of philosophy, theology, Dutch language and literature, intellectual and art history, and women's studies - partly based on new source material, shed light on Van Schurman's ideas on erudition and femininity, ethics and philosophy, as well as on her religious beliefs, within the context of the early modern intellectual community to which she belonged. Audience: This collection of essays will therefore command the interest not only of historians, but also of scholars and students in theology, philosophy, art history, and women's studies