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tracker and abuser of personal data (as well as abuser of Linux, IMHO).
No, I prefer to use StartPage or, if necessary, DuckDuckGo.
DP


On Wed, June 5, 2019 9:46 am, George Ferzoco wrote:
> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>
>
> Dear medieval-religion colleagues,
>
>
> First of all: thank you, sincerely if belatedly, to the several of you
> who so kindly helped me, on list and off, regarding my query as to the
> numbering of flyleaves in books containing medieval manuscripts. I am
> truly grateful to each of you!
>
> Secondly: today’s Google Doodle draws attention to Elena Cornaro Piscopia
> (1646-1684) as being the first woman to obtain a doctorate. This is
> clearly a mistranslation or misunderstanding: the holder of an Italian
> ‘laurea’ is addressed as ‘dottor[essa]’ but the ‘laurea’ is not the same
> as a ‘PhD’. Elena got a degree in philosophy on 25 June 1678 from the
> University of Padua, but this was a ‘laurea’, not a ‘dottorato’ or ‘PhD’
> in the modern sense of the term.
>
> Elena’s education made me wonder about women in university education
> before her time. Was she in fact the first to obtain a university degree?
> I’ve quickly scanned the matter online, and seen what may be legendary
> accounts of female university graduates and female university lecturers
> such as Bettisia Gozzadini (1209-1261) and Novella d’Andrea (b. 1333). I
> am not aware of documentation for any such pre-Elena university women,
> and I would be very interested to learn from you if you should know
> anything about this.
>
> Thanks so much (again, to those who helped me with the manuscript query,
> as well as with this present one).
>
> Best wishes, George
>
>
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