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A Genlis education and Enlightenment values : Mrs Chinnery (1766-1840) and her children

Title
A Genlis education and Enlightenment values : Mrs Chinnery (1766-1840) and her children / Denise Yim.
ISBN
9781032171807
1032171804
9781032171791
1032171790
9781003252146
9781000610543
9781000610536
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
Copyright Notice Date
©2022
Physical Description
208 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary
"Offering a unique approach to the study of late eighteenth-century/early nineteenth-century education, this book explores the life and motivations of a strong-minded, self-educated and enlightened English gentlewoman, Mrs Margaret Chinnery, who put Madame de Genlis's educational ideas into practice with marked success. Beginning with a brief outline of Margaret's own childhood and her adolescent efforts to educate herself, drawing largely on readings recommended by Genlis, the book continues through to her marriage, her children's early and adolescent education, and ends with the benefits that the children gained in adulthood from their education. This book is not limited to a biography, as each section on the daily business of education is interspersed with a discussion and comparison of contemporary education authors and other writers, the values they espoused, which ones Margaret followed and why. It also draws on valuable surviving Chinnery documents which trace the Chinnery children's education, Margaret's correspondence with Genlis and a comprehensive catalogue of the Chinnery library. The book offers a unique opportunity to follow a real family from cradle to grave, and provides an intriguing illustration, at an individual level, of female-crafted education set against Enlightenment values. This book will be of great interest to postgraduate students and scholars researching the history and philosophy of education as well as women in the Enlightenment"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Yim, Denise, 1947- Genlis education and Enlightenment values Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 27, 2022
Series
Routledge research in early modern history.
Routledge research in early modern history
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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