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Choosing the Better Part

Anna Maria van Schurman (1607–1678)

Editors: de Baar, M.P., Löwensteyn, M., Monteiro, M., Sneller, A.A. (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Choosing the Better Part
Book Subtitle
Anna Maria van Schurman (1607–1678)
Editors
  • M.P. de Baar
  • Machteld Löwensteyn
  • Marit Monteiro
  • A. Agnes Sneller
Translated by
Richards, L.
Series Title
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
Series Volume
146
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0139-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0139-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3799-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6549-8
Series ISSN
0066-6610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 188
Additional Information
Originally published in Dutch
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