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Education and patriotic upbringing for women in the Age of Enlightenment

Women of the early modern period, even those from the privileged estates, could not enjoy full civil rights in their countries. Their activity was very often limited by the private space of her house and a woman was seen as a wife, mother and a housewife. Simultaneously, the modern period signified the beginning of core changes as the ideas of the day, particularly in relation to women’s position in the society, resonated throughout Europe, down to the farthermost corners of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. […]