By Christina de Bellaigue
but those that crossed the Channel within the 19th century usually commented at the variations they found among the stories of French and English girls. girls in France appeared to take part extra absolutely in social and cultural existence than their opposite numbers in England. nevertheless, English ladies have been felt to take pleasure in significantly extra freedom than younger French ladies. utilizing the improvement of education for women as a lens in which to envision the lives of ladies on both sides of the Channel, Educating ladies explores such contrasts. It finds that the variations saw through contemporaries have been rooted within the complicated interplay of differing conceptions of the position of girls with styles of academic provision, with faith, with the kingdom, and with differing rhythms of financial development. Illuminating a missed quarter of the background of schooling, it unearths new findings at the background of the professions, at the background of ladies and at the courting among gender and nationwide identification within the 19th century.
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