Republic of women rethinking the Republic of Letters in the seventeenth century

Republic of Women recaptures a lost chapter in the narrative of intellectual history. It tells the story of a transnational network of female scholars who were active members of the seventeenth-century republic of letters and demonstrates that this intellectual commonwealth was a much more eclectic...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Pal, Carol
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2012
Series:Ideas in context
Online Access:
Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia : an ephemeral academy at The Hague in the 1630s
  • Anna Maria van Schurman : the birth of an intellectual network
  • Marie de Gournay, Marie du Moulin, and Anna Maria van Schurman : constructing intellectual kinship
  • Dorothy Moore of Dublin : an expanding network in the 1640s
  • Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh : many networks, one incomparable instrument
  • Bathsua Makin : female scholars and the reformation of learning
  • Endings : the closing of doors