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Educating Eudora

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560424
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741814 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0009
Educating Eudora

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The Rolands’ only child, Eudora, is born in Amiens in 1781. Mme Roland's devotion to breast-feeding is well attested, but this chapter goes in detail into Eudora's upbringing, in which both parents are deeply concerned. During his wife's long visit to Paris in 1784 Jean-Marie cares for the child as his many unpublished letters relate. The couple try to handle childcare and their daughter's education while both are busy in writing and research, a dilemma faced by academic couples in later ages.

Keywords: Eudora; childbirth; Amiens; breast-feeding; childcare; Villefranche; Le Clos; education; parenthood

Chapter.  4537 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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