The Book of the City of Ladies

The Book of the City of Ladies

by Christine de Pizan
     
 

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"Astonishing, original....an early chapter in women's revisionary history [that] offers true eloquence resurrected from the silence of the past."—The New York Times Book Review
In dialogues with three celestial ladies, Reason, Rectitude, and Justice, Christine de Pizan (1365-ca. 1429) builds an allegorical fortified city for women using examples of the

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"Astonishing, original....an early chapter in women's revisionary history [that] offers true eloquence resurrected from the silence of the past."—The New York Times Book Review
In dialogues with three celestial ladies, Reason, Rectitude, and Justice, Christine de Pizan (1365-ca. 1429) builds an allegorical fortified city for women using examples of the important contributions women have made to Western Civilization and arguments that prove their intellectual and moral equality to men. Earl Jeffrey Richards' acclaimed translation is used nationwide in the most eminent colleges and universities in America, from Columbia to Stanford.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140446890
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
301,300
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Christine de Pizan (c.1364-1430) was France's first professional woman of letters and the author of The Book of the City of Ladies.

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