Three Periods Of European History Where Attitudes Towards Women's Education Changed


Three Periods of European History Where Attitudes Towards Women's Education
MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY: DBQ #1
Throughout the early portion of modern European history, women were
never encouraged to undertake any significant education. Though the problem
lessened over time, it was still a strong societal force. There were three
major time periods when substantial changes took place in attitudes towards
women's education -- the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Seventeenth
and the early Eighteenth centuries.

The earliest time period, the Renaissance, may have actually been the
most liberal time period for women's education. The church was the only
force at this time that ...

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of his. Furthermore, in a letter by the poet Louise
Labe`, she states a need for women to "raise their head above their
spindles" and take up studying.

The next age, the Reformation and the catholic Reformation, saw a
dramatic and conservative change toward the attitudes of education for
women. Martin Luther, a leader of the Reformation, was quoted as saying
that God made men with broad shoulders to do all the intelligent, and women
with broad hips to do the "sitting" and housework. Agreeing with Martin
Luther, was Emond Auger, a French Jesuit, who said "there is no need for
women to take time out from their work and read the Old and New Testament"
and also that "Women must be silent in church".

The third age of early modern European history is the seventeenth and
early eighteenth centuries, in which men at large were still strongly
against the education of women, but they had reached a compromise to some
extent. They allowed women to be educated on a minor level, ...

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