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Virtue Ethics and Education from Late Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century edited by Andreas Hellerstedt.
Amsterdam Amsterdam University Press 2018
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 
1 online resource (335 pages)
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This book argues that premodern societies were characterized by the quest for "virtue." The concept of virtue, complicated and much fought-over, permeated society, encouraging wisdom, courage, and justice, while simultaneously legitimizing social hierarchies based on sex and nationality. By examining pedagogical texts, rituals, performances, and images, this book illuminates the evolution of virtue through time, helping readers understand the guiding principles of historical action.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction / Hellerstedt, Andreas
Eustratius of Nicaea as a source for the Neoplatonist notion of levels of virtue in the Early Latin commentators on the Nicomachean Ethics / Eliasson, Erik
Teaching virtue through the law / Tjällén, Biörn
The tree and its fruit / Eyice, Mari
Fostering civic virtue / Preste, Tania
Dancing virtue / Rota, Stefano Fogelberg
The path to virtue / Kolrud, Kristine
Virtue and duty / Lindberg, Bo
The Royal Rhetor / Nell, Jennie
Antagonistic parents in Frances Brooke 's The Old Maid and The History of Julia Mandeville / Vance, Michaela
Cracks in the mirror / Hellerstedt, Andreas
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