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Republic of Women: Rethinking the Republic of Letters in the Seventeenth Century
by Carol Pal
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 and diverse assemblage than has been assumed. These seven scholars Anna ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published July 30th 2014 by Cambridge University Press
(first published June 7th 2012)
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Very interesting! It covers a period of time that's generally been neglected, bringing us closer to a group of intelligent women struggling to place their talents in the framework of the educational and social system of their times. Today, the question, "Should women be educated?" has been incontrovertibly answered, but I still found it relevant when applied to some specific fields of human studies, such as theology. I am not talking about women entering the ministry, just common women learning ...more