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Book of the City of Ladies (82 Edition)

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Christine de Pizan was born in 1365 in Venice. Her family moved to Paris three years later when her father was appointed court astrologer to King Charles V. Close ties to the royal court and her father's encouragement enabled Christine to obtain a good education, unusual for women of her time. At the age of fifteen, she married a court notary, who also fostered her learning and her literary activities. She was only twenty-five when she was widowed and left without an inheritance. With three children to support, Christine turned to writing to earn her living. From 1390 to 1429, the presumed year of her death, she wrote more than twenty works, nearly all concerned with two themes: the political life of France and the defense of women. The Book of the City of Ladies is Christine de Pizan's most eloquent expression of her feminist beliefs.

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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."--

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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.

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ISBN:
9780892552306
Translator:
Richards, Earl Jeffrey
Introduction:
Richards, Earl Jeffrey
Translator:
Richards, Earl Jeffrey
Introduction by:
Richards, Earl Jeffrey
Introduction:
Richards, Earl Jeffrey
Author:
Richards, Earl Jeffrey
Author:
Pizan, Christine de
Author:
de Pizan, Christine
Author:
Davis, Natalie Zemon
Author:
Christine
Publisher:
Persea Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Imaginary conversations
Subject:
Feminism -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Women -- Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x 0.8 in 0.81 lb

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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
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History and Social Science » World History » Western Civilization

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"Synopsis" by , "Astonishing, original....an early chapter in women's revisionary history [that] offers true eloquence resurrected from the silence of the past."--
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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