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A Rule for Children and Other Writings

Jacqueline Pascal


Jacqueline Pascal (1625–1661) was the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun at the Jansenist Port–Royal convent in France. She was also a prolific writer who argued for the spiritual rights of women and the right of conscientious objection to royal, ecclesiastic, and family authority. This book presents selections from the whole of Pascal's career as a writer, including her witty adolescent poetry and her pioneering treatise on the education of women, A Rule for Children, which drew on her experiences as schoolmistress at Port–Royal. Readers will also find Pascal's devotional treatise, which match ... More

Keywords: Jacqueline Pascal, Blaise Pascal, Jansenism, Port–Royal, convent, spiritual rights, conscientious objection, royal authority, ecclesiastic authority, family authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226648316
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226648347.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline Pascal, author