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By Juan Luis Vives,Charles Fantazzi

"From conferences and dialog with males, amorous affairs come up. in the middle of pleasures, banquets, dances, laughter, and self-indulgence, Venus and her son Cupid reign excellent. . . . bad younger woman, in case you emerge from those encounters a captive prey! How far better it is going to were to stay at domestic or to have damaged a leg of the physique instead of of the mind!" So wrote the sixteenth-century Spanish humanist Juan Luis Vives in a recognized paintings devoted to Henry VIII's daughter, Princess Mary, yet meant for a much wider viewers attracted to the schooling of women.

Praised via Erasmus and Thomas extra, Vives encouraged schooling for all ladies, despite social type and skill. From formative years via formative years to marriage and widowhood, this guide bargains useful suggestion in addition to philosophical meditation and was once famous quickly after booklet in 1524 because the so much authoritative pronouncement at the common schooling of girls. Arguing that girls have been intellectually equivalent if no longer improved to males, Vives under pressure highbrow companionship in marriage over procreation, and moved past the non-public sphere to teach how women's development used to be crucial for the nice of society and state.

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