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Book of the City of Ladies

Book of the City of Ladies - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140446890

Cover of Book of the City of Ladies 99 (ISBN 978-0140446890)
ISBN13: 978-0140446890
ISBN10: 0140446893
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Book of the City of Ladies - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140446890

Christine De Pizan and Rosalind Translator Brown-Grant

ISBN13: 978-0140446890
ISBN10: 0140446893
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

A new translation of one of medieval Europe's most remarkable feminist texts.

In The Book of the City of Ladies France's first professional woman of letters confronted head-on the misogyny of fourteenth-century Europe. Here, with the help of Reason, Rectitude, and Justice, Christine de Pizan constructs an allegorical city in which to defend womankind, using examples of female virtue and achievement both from the past and her own day as the stones with which to build the city's walls and towers.

This key text in the history of feminism not only provides powerful positive images of women--ranging from warriors, inventors, and scholars to prophetesses, artists, and saints--but also offers fascinating insight into the debates and controversies about the position of women in medieval culture, which viewed female nature as wholly given up to vice. This Penguin Classics edition also includes a superb Introduction that sets the work within its historical and intellectual context, annotations, a Glossary, and a Bibliography.

* The Book of the City of Ladies is the sequel to The Treasure of the City of Ladies: Or, The Book of Three Virtues
* Translated with an Introduction by Rosalind Brown-Grant

Author Bio

de Pizan Christine :

One of the most remarkable literary figures of medieval Europe, Christine de Pizan (1364-c. 1430) was born in Venice but spent most of her life in the court of Charles V of France, producing lyric poetry and a biography of Charles.

Brown-Grant, Rosalind : University of Leeds

Rosalind Brown-Grant is Lecturer in French at the University of Leeds, England.

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