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Girls’ school
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1. General

Until the 20th century, European women and girls were excluded from higher education (Bildung; gymnasium [school] and university). However, from the late Middle Ages on, they could receive elementary education, religious instruction, and training in handiwork in elementary schools; this was generally a coeducational setting. It was primarily moral and religious thin…

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Rutz, Andreas, “Girls’ school”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023562>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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