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
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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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 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