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Author Pal, Carol.

Title Republic of women : rethinking the republic of letters in the seventeenth century / by Carol Pal
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Series Ideas in context ; 99
Ideas in context ; 99
Contents Cover; REPUBLIC OF WOMEN: Rethinking the Republic of Letters in the Seventeenth Century; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Definitions and conventions; TRANSLATIONS; TRANSCRIPTIONS; SOURCES IN PRINT; ABBREVIATIONS; Prologue; Manuscripts
Summary 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 Maria van Schurman, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Marie de Gournay, Marie du Moulin, Dorothy Moore, Bathsua Makin and Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh - were philosophers, schoolteachers, reformers and mathematicians. They hailed from England, Ireland, Germany, France and The Netherlands. And together with their male colleagues - men like Descartes, Huygens, Hartlib and Montaigne - they represented the spectrum of contemporary approaches to science, faith, politics and the advancement of learning. Carol Pal uses their collective biography to reconfigure the intellectual biography of early modern Europe, offering a new, expanded analysis of the seventeenth-century community of ideas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Literature and society -- History -- 17th century.
Literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women scholars -- History.
Women -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
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