[LMB] OT: Women and education

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Sun Sep 12 19:14:55 BST 2021



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From: "Elizabeth Holden" <alzurite at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Subject: [LMB] OT: Women and education

>Sylvia said:
>
>But that isn't how it happened. In England, at least, some people saw the
>value of reading the bible for themselves, and they espoused literacy. Then
>they were burned at the stake for Lollardry. The establishment - most of
>all, the established Church - thought this was a very bad idea indeed.
>
>Literacy (especially literacy for women), Protestantism, and humanism
>became linked over the next few centuries. The links between this movement,
>and the Enlightenment, and rights/education for women, and the Industrial
>Revolution, all had their part in social change, but it wasn't overnight
>and it wasn't direct.
>
>It also depends what country or continent you are looking at.
You do not draw a distinction between Anglicism and Protestantism? I do.

Harvey




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