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Química Nova

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FILGUEIRAS, Carlos A. L.. Chemistry in Princess Isabel's education. Quím. Nova [online]. 2004, vol.27, n.2, pp.349-355. ISSN 0100-4042.

The private archive of the Brazilian Imperial Family holds a wealth of little known documents about the education of the daughters of Emperor D. Pedro II, especially of the eldest, Isabel, Princess Imperial. Science, particularly chemistry, for which her father had a particular fondness, occupied an important place in the girl's education. The study of these documents sheds a new light on the contrast between female education in the country in general, during most of the 19th century, and the careful upbringing envisaged by the Emperor for his future successor.

Keywords : Princess Isabel's Education; Education in the 19th Century; Female Education in Brazil.

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