J.L. Vives: De Institutione Feminae Christianae, Liber Secundus & Liber Tertius

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BRILL, 1998 - Education - 253 pages
Vives' tract on the education of Women, De Institutione Feminae Christianae (1524, revised 1538) became a model for cunduct 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 20th century by Foster Watson, but now unavailable. De Institutione Feminae Christianae, 2, contains the critical edition of the Latin text of Books II and III with a double apparatus and a facing-page English translation with notes. It starts with a special introduction to this edition. Volume 1 covering Book 1 was published in 1996. By publishing the 2nd volume the complete text of this important treatise by Vives is now available.
 

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Contents

Quid cogitare debeat quae nubit
2
Duo maxima in muliere coniugata
8
Quomodo se erga maritum habebit
18
De concordia coniugum
60
Quomodo privatim se cum marito habere debet
80
De zelotypia
96
De ornamentis
102
De publico
112
De matre familias provectioris aetatis
194
Liber III
199
De luctu viduarum
200
De funere mariti
208
De memoria mariti
214
De continentia et honestate viduae
216
Quomodo agendum domi
222
Quomodo foris
226

Quomodo agendum domi
130
De liberis et quae circa illos cura
148
De bis nuptis et novercis
178
Quomodo se geret cum consanguineis et affinibus
184
Quomodo cum filio aut filia coniugata cum
190
De secundis nuptiis
232
Appendix
242
Index nominum
246
Index locorum
251
Copyright

About the author (1998)

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.