Wirydiana Fiszerowa – żona i matka, podróżniczka i intelektualistka
Wirydianna Fiszerowa –Wife and Mother, Traveller and Intellectual
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The article is an attempt to present the position of a woman in the Old Polish period with emphasis on social and moral transformation which contributed to considerable progress and increased opportunities for eighteenth-century women. This study focuses on the one hand on the role of a woman as a wife and mother, on the other hand on the image of a woman-intellectual, educated and conscious, often possessing considerable political ambitions. Special attention has been devoted to Wirydianna Fiszerowa and the reflections concentrate on her memoir called Dzieje moje własne i osób postronnych.Wiązanka spraw poważnych, ciekawych i błahych (The history of myself and other people. A handful of serious, interesting and trivial matters). The account by Fiszerowa presented in this work is not only a memoir interesting from the literary point of view, not only a reliable panorama of the reign of king Stanislaus II as seen from the perspective of a member of high society, but also a valuable source presenting an image of an outstanding eighteenth-century woman who was clearly ahead ead of her female contemporaries due to her attitude, intellect and life choices.
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