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Education of a Christian Woman A Sixteenth-Century Manual

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ISBN-10: 0226858154

ISBN-13: 9780226858159

Edition: 2000

Authors: Juan Luis Vives, Charles Fantazzi

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"From meetings and conversation with men, love affairs arise. In the midst of pleasures, banquets, dances, laughter, and self-indulgence, Venus and her son Cupid reign supreme. . . . Poor young girl, if you emerge from these encounters a captive prey! How much better it would have been to remain at home or to have broken a leg of the body rather than of the mind!" So wrote the sixteenth-century Spanish humanist Juan Luis Vives in a famous work dedicated to Henry VIII's daughter, Princess Mary, but intended for a wider audience interested in the education of women. Praised by Erasmus and Thomas More, Vives advocated education for all women, regardless of social class and ability. From…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396

Charles Fantazzi is Thomas Harriot Distinguished Teaching Professor of Classics and Great Books at East Carolina University.

Introduction to the Series
Acknowledgments
Key to Abbreviations
Introduction
Prelude to the Other Voice in Vives A Note on the Text Preface to the Book
"The Education of aChristian Woman"
Book I—Which Treats of Unmarried Young Women
On the Education of the Young Woman as a Child
On the Later Years of Childhood
On Her Early Training
On the Instruction of Young Girls
Which Writers Are to Be Read and Which Not to Be Read
On Virginity
How the Young Woman Will Treat Her Body
On Adornment
On the Solitude of the Virgin
On the Virtues of a Woman and the Examples She Should Imitate
How She Will Behave in Public
On Dancing
On Love Affairs
On the Love Befitting a Virgin
On Seeking a Spouse Book II—Which Treats of Married Women
What Thoughts Should Occupy the Mind of a WomanWhen She Marries
Two Points of Greatest Importance for the Married Woman
How She Should Behave toward Her Husband
On the Concord of Married Couples
How She Will Conduct Herself Privately with Her Husband
On Jealousy
On Adornments
On Behavior in Public
How She Should Behave at Home
On Children and the Care That Must Be Taken of Them
On the Twice-Married and Stepmothers
How She Will Behave with Her Relatives and In-Laws
How She Is to Behave with Her Married Son or Daughter,with Her Son-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law
On a Married Woman of Advanced Years Book III—On Widows
On the Mourning of Widows
On the Husband’s Funeral
On the Memory of One’s Husband
On the Chastity and the Moral Rectitude of a Widow
How They Should Conduct Themselves at Home
How She Should Behave in Public
On Second Marriages
Appendix
Index