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Erasmus on women

Author: Desiderius Erasmus; Erika Rummel
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although the texts in this collection are by a single author, they offer a kaleidoscope of views current in the Renaissance. Erasmus' comments on women range from ad hoc remarks in his letters to lengthy treatises on marriage and widowhood, from lively dialogues with a mixed cast of virgins and mothers, housewives and harlots, to a funeral oration for a matriarch. Because Erasmus appropriates a variety of voices,  Read more...
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Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536.
Erasmus on women.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)654731376
Named Person: Desiderius Erasmus; Érasme; Desiderius Erasmus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Desiderius Erasmus; Erika Rummel
ISBN: 080200816X 9780802008169 0802078087 9780802078087
OCLC Number: 35978354
Notes: "This volume is based on the Collected Works of Erasmus (CWE)"--Title page verso.
Description: vi, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Unmarried women. The world: a corrupting influence? (from The institution of marriage) ; The cloister: a safe haven? (a. from On disdaining the world, b. The girl with no interest in marriage, c. The repentant girl) ; Marriage: the solution? (a. Courtship, b. The young married and the harlot, c. A letter of persuasion: In praise of marriage) --
Wives. The institution of marriage (a. Choosing the right mate, b. Maintaining a harmonious relationship) ; Marriage: a counseling session ; A marriage in name only ; The new mother ; The well-read matron: the abbot and the learned lady ; The activist: the council of women. --
Widows. From the Christian widow ; Berta Heyen: an obituary for a Christian widow. --
Chronology of Erasmus' life.
Responsibility: edited by Erika Rummel.

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Erasmus on Women offers selections from Erasmus' manuals on marriage and widowhood, his rhetorical treatises, and the Colloquies.  Read more...

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