978-0-89255-066-1 / 9780892550661

The Book of the City of Ladies


Publisher:Persea, 1983



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Written in 1405, "The Book of the City of Ladies" is a history of Western Civilization from the point of view of women. Christine de Pizan, is considered France's first woman of letters. She wrote more than twenty distinguished works, nearly all concerned with two themes: the political life of France and the defense of her sex. "The Book of the City of Ladies" is the 1st work by a woman in praise of women, and it sets as its goal the restoration of women as the moral and intellectual equals of men. An astonishing, original work that is witty, and profound.

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