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Letters and Poems to and from Her Mentor and Other Members of Her Circle
by Anna Maria van Schurman
edited by Anne R. Larsen and Steve Maiullo
Iter Press, 2021
eISBN: 978-1-64959-013-8 | Paper: 978-1-64959-012-1
Library of Congress Classification PT5679.S48
Dewey Decimal Classification 839.318309

Anna Maria van Schurman was widely regarded as the most erudite woman in seventeenth-century Europe. As “the Star of Utrecht,” she was active in a network of learning that included the most renowned scholars of her time. Known for her extensive learning and her defense of the education of women, she was the first woman to sit in on lectures at a university in the Netherlands and to advocate that women be admitted into universities. She was proficient in fourteen languages, including Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Aramaic, Persian, Samaritan, and Ethiopian, as well as several vernacular European languages.

This volume presents in translation a remarkable collection of her letters and poems—many of which were previously unpublished—that span almost four decades of her life, from 1631 to 1669.

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