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The Treasure of the City of the Ladies: Or, the Book of Three Virtues
     

The Treasure of the City of the Ladies: Or, the Book of Three Virtues

by Christine de Pisan
 
Christine de Pisan's writing is a valuable counterbalance to most of the rest of our evidence of medieval life which was written by men. She addresses all women, from those at the royal court to prostitutes, painting a vivid picture of their lives in fine detail-and often in a dryly amusing way. Her tone is moral, but also down to earth. A woman's position, as

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Christine de Pisan's writing is a valuable counterbalance to most of the rest of our evidence of medieval life which was written by men. She addresses all women, from those at the royal court to prostitutes, painting a vivid picture of their lives in fine detail-and often in a dryly amusing way. Her tone is moral, but also down to earth. A woman's position, as Christine herself knew, was hardly secure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140444537
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/07/1985
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.94(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.48(d)

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