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Book of the City of Ladies

Book of the City of Ladies - 82 edition

ISBN13: 978-0892552306

Cover of Book of the City of Ladies 82 (ISBN 978-0892552306)
ISBN13: 978-0892552306
ISBN10: 0892552301
Edition: 82
Copyright: 1982
Publisher: Persea Books, Inc.
Published: 1982
International: No

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Book of the City of Ladies - 82 edition

ISBN13: 978-0892552306

Christine de Pizan and Jeffrey Trans. Richards

ISBN13: 978-0892552306
ISBN10: 0892552301
Edition: 82
Copyright: 1982
Publisher: Persea Books, Inc.
Published: 1982
International: No
Summary

Christine de Pizan was born in 1365 in Venice. Her family moved to Paris three years later when her father was appointed court astrologer to King Charles V. Close ties to the royal court and her father's encouragement enabled Christine to obtain a good education, unusual for women of her time. At the age of fifteen, she married a court notary, who also fostered her learning and her literary activities. She was only twenty-five when she was widowed and left without an inheritance. With three children to support, Christine turned to writing to earn her living. From 1390 to 1429, the presumed year of her death, she wrote more than twenty works, nearly all concerned with two themes: the political life of France and the defense of women. The Book of the City of Ladies is Christine de Pizan's most eloquent expression of her feminist beliefs.

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