Juan Luis Vives on the Education of Women

  title={Juan Luis Vives on the Education of Women},
  author={Gloria J. Kaufman},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={891 - 896}
  • Gloria J. Kaufman
  • Published 1 July 1978
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  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
tionary."2 F. L. Utley singles out Vives (rather than More, Erasmus, Linacre, or many possible others) for particular praise: "When we speak of the feminism which begins in the Renaissance it is largely of such educators as Vives that we are thinking."3 Joan Simon casually describes Vives as "always an advocate of education for women."4 The evidence, however, does not support such interpretations: Vives's feminist remarks are easily matched by his antifeminist dicta.5 
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see the evaluation of Teissier in Les Eloges des hommes scavans (1696)
  • Transactions of the Royal Society of the United Kingdom, n.s
  • 1921
Jerome had argued that women excelled as scholars. Thus Vives, who recommended Jerome to women, might well have regarded himself as religiously orthodox in advocating women