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Christine de Pizan and the Moral Defence of Women: Reading beyond Gender

Christine de Pizan and the Moral Defence of Women: Reading beyond Gender

by Rosalind Brown-Grant, Brown-Grant Rosalind
     
 

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Christine de Pizan's Livre de la Cité des Dames (1405) is justly renowned for its full-scale assault on the misogynist stereotypes that dominated the culture of the Middle Ages. Rosalind Brown-Grant locates the Cité in the context of Christine's defense of women as it developed over a number of years and through a range of different texts. This study

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Christine de Pizan's Livre de la Cité des Dames (1405) is justly renowned for its full-scale assault on the misogynist stereotypes that dominated the culture of the Middle Ages. Rosalind Brown-Grant locates the Cité in the context of Christine's defense of women as it developed over a number of years and through a range of different texts. This study shows that Christine's case for women nonetheless had an underlying unity in its insistence on the moral, if not the social, equality of the sexes.

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"Brown-Grant's ambitious work delivers what it promises and more." Speculum

"consistently compelling, thoughful, and groundbreaking...Rosalind Brown-Grant's book would be a happy addition to the libraries of both medieval scholars as well as contemporary feminist critics." Comitatus Vol 32 2001

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521641944
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series, #40
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1850L (what's this?)

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