The Book of the Body Politic / Edition 1

The Book of the Body Politic / Edition 1

by Christine de Pizan, Christine De Pizan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521422590

ISBN-13: 9780521422598

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first translation into modern English of Christine de Pizan's major political work, The Book of the Body Politic (c. 1407). Written during the Hundred Years' War by France's first female professional writer, it discusses the education and behavior appropriate for princes, nobility and common people, so that all classes can understand their

Overview

This is the first translation into modern English of Christine de Pizan's major political work, The Book of the Body Politic (c. 1407). Written during the Hundred Years' War by France's first female professional writer, it discusses the education and behavior appropriate for princes, nobility and common people, so that all classes can understand their responsibilities toward society as a whole. The product of a time of unrest and disorder, the book provides a fascinating view of politics from the perspective of an educated woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521422598
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Note on the text; Principal events in Christine de Pizan's life; Bibliography; The Book of the Body Politic; Part 1. On Princes: Part 2. On Nobles and Knights: Part 3. On the Common People: Glossary.

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