De Institutione Feminae Christianae, Volume 1

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BRILL, 1996 - Architecture - 218 pages
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Vives' tract on the education of women, De Institutione Feminae Christianae (1524, revised 1538) became a model for conduct books in various Protestant traditions and as such has always been of interest to historians of education. However, the treatise also made a very important contribution to the querelle des femmes of its time and has consequently generated much interest among modern historians of women and gender. It consists of 3 books, one for each stage of woman's life - maidenhood, marriage and widowhood. The only English translation of the text on offer till now was the inaccurate and free version of Richard Hyrde (a friend of Thomas More), published early in the 10th century by Foster Watson, but now unavailable. This edition offers a new Latin text with a double apparatus and a facing-page English translation with notes, with an introduction to the edition and the text. Volume I (1996) contains Book I, volume 2 covers Books II-III.
  

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Contents

Praefatio
2
De educatione virginis infantis
12
De primis exercitamentis
18
De doctrina puellarum
26
Qui non legendi scriptores qui legendi
42
De virginitate
52
Quomodo virgo corpus tractabit
64
De ornamentis
74
De virtutibus feminae et exemplis quae imitetur
112
Quomodo foris aget
126
De saltationibus
148
De amoribus
156
De amore virginum
172
Appendix
210
Index locorum
216
Copyright

De solitudine virginis
100

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About the author (1996)

Charles E. Fantazzi, Ph.D. (1964) in Comparative Literature, Harvard University, is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Windsor. He is an editor and translator of the Toronto Collected Works of Erasmus, and has published several texts and translations of Vives with Brill.

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