Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment France

Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment France

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At the same time that secular and religious authorities suppressed women's efforts to read, conduct books written specifically for girls and young unmarried women emerged as a new genre. Nadine Berenguier offers an in-depth analysis of this development in eighteenth-century France, situating conduct books in the context of Enlightenment concerns about improving education in order to reform society. Her study contributes to our understanding of how print culture in eighteenth-century France gave shape to a specific social subset of new readers: modern girls.The great moral value of her educational manuals contrasted so much with the mediocrity of their style that FrAcron, ... these judgments, they followed a similar path: Leprincea#39;s status as a pioneer in childrena#39;s literature commanded their respect, anbsp;...

Title:Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment France
Author:Dr Nadine Berenguier
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-05-28


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