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The ladies of the Pollaiolo. In the Florence of the Medici female education it became much less rigid than in the past

The cultural and social renaissance that characterized Florence in Renaissance, in full Medici era, also he concerned the’education of girls, marking a definitive break with the past: the gloomy and extremely restrictive rules which led to the formation of women hitherto fact, They became a distant memory.

Until the Middle Ages, all that mattered for a little girl was learning to to sew, spin, clean the house, essential activities for a future wife and mother; of reading and writing, unless it belonged to the bourgeoisie, He did not even speak, because not only was no, but it could be even harmful.

Finally, around the '400, This retrograde tradition began to change significantly and it was considered important not only that the girls of the people, like their male counterparts, They would learn the necessary knowledge to read and write, but also that it would study the latino; have and show a certain culture, It became an integral and essential feminine charm.

Regarding the behavior more appropriate to keep, If before it was considered unseemly even just say hello in the street or enjoy participating in some board games, Doctors at the time of such excessive rigidity gave way to a certain newfound freedom, including that to externalize their appreciation of a beautiful boy and participate in conversations from the content bold.

A revolution in short, which initiated the long and tortuous path towards’emancipation of women lasted, more or less, until today (Source: John Lucas Dubreton, Daily life in Florence at the time of Medici) (Photo gives: effettoarte.com).