The Book of the City of Ladies
By (author) Christine de Pizan
Translated by Earl Jeffrey Richards
Foreword by Natalie Zemon Davis
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Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan
Book DescriptionIn 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780892552306
(203mm x 134mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Persea Books Inc
Publisher: Persea Books Inc
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christine de Pizan
Debate of the 'Romance of the Rose', Paperback (April 2010)
In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365-1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read "Romance of the Rose" for its blatant and unwarranted misogynistic depictions of women. This work gives context to this debate.
Selected Writings of Christine de Pizan, Paperback (March 1997)
Christine de Pizan (ca. 1364-ca. 1421) is Europe's first professional woman writer. She wrote an astonishing body of work in many genres, including lyric poetry, allegorical dream visions, history, political treatises, and biography.
Book of the Body Politic, Paperback (September 1994)» View all books by Christine de Pizan
Medieval social/political theory from Christine de Pizan, France's first female professional writer.
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