European Parliament Library

Amalia holst, on the vocation of woman to higher intellectual education, edited by Andrew Cooper

The first English translation of Amalia Holst's daring manifesto for women's education, originally published in 1802. It centres on a basic provocation: as far as the mind is concerned, women are equal partakers in the project of Enlightenment, and should thus have unfettered access to the sciences in general and to philosophy in particular
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Series page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 Life and Context -- 2 The Text -- 3 Reception and Sources -- 4 Conclusion -- Note on Translation -- On the Vocation of Woman to Higher Intellectual Education -- Preface -- 1. Does Higher Education of the Mind Contradict the Proximate Calling of Woman as Wife, Mother, and Housewife? -- 2. Woman Considered as Wife -- 3. The Educated Woman as Mother -- 4. The Educated Woman as Housewife -- 5. On the Education of Woman in the Unmarried State -- Appendix 1: On the Education of Woman in the Unmarried State -- Johann Beckmann, Vorrath kleiner Anmerkungen über mancherley gelehrte Gegenstände, vol. 3. (Göttingen: J. H. Röwer, 1806), 549-50 -- Obituary in Neuer Nekrolog der Deutschen, 7(1) (Ilmenau: Voigt, 1829 [1831]), 63-4 -- Obituary in Freimütiges Abendblatt, no. 557 (Rostock, 1829), cols 741-2 -- Bibliographical entry in Damen Conversations-Lexicon, vol. 5 (Adorf: Bureau, 1846), 318-19 -- Bibliographical entry in Das Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller, ed. Dr Phil. Hans Schröder (Hamburg, 1857), 329-31 -- Appendix 2: Reviews of Holst's Work -- Review of Observations on the Errors of Our Modern Education from a Practical Educator, in Göttingische Anzeigen von gelehrten Sachen 55, 7 April 1792, 545-7 -- Review of On the Vocation of Woman to Higher Intellectual Education, in Beilage des Hamburgischen Correspondenten, February 9, no. 23 (Hamburg, 1802) -- Review of On the Vocation of Woman to Higher Intellectual Education, in Kaiserlich-Privlegirte hamburgische Neue Zeitung, 34, Stück 27, February 1802 (Berlin: Heinrich Frölich), 12
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (167 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

Library Locations

  • EP Library Brussels

    60 rue Wiertz, Brussels, B-1047, BE
  • EP Library Strasbourg

    7 Place Adrien Zeller, Allée du Printemps, Strasbourg, F-67070, FR
  • EP Library Luxembourg

    Rue du Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg, L-1313, LU