The Book of the City of Ladies

In her Introduction to this new translation for Penguin Classics, Rosalind Brown-Grant sets the work within its historical and intellectual context."--BOOK JACKET.

The Book of the City of Ladies

"A key text in the history of feminism, the City of Ladies not only provides powerful positive images of women, ranging from warriors, inventors and scholars to prophetesses, artists and saints, but also offers a fascinating insight into the debates and controversies about the position of women in medieval culture. In her Introduction to this new translation for Penguin Classics, Rosalind Brown-Grant sets the work within its historical and intellectual context."--BOOK JACKET.

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The Book of the City of Ladies
Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: Christine (de Pisan), Christine de Pizan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-06-09 - Publisher: Penguin UK

"A key text in the history of feminism, the City of Ladies not only provides powerful positive images of women, ranging from warriors, inventors and scholars to prophetesses, artists and saints, but also offers a fascinating insight into the debates and controversies about the position of women in medieval culture.
The Treasure of the City of Ladies
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Christine de Pizan
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-10-30 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Written by Europe’s first professional woman writer, The Treasure of the City of Ladies offers advice and guidance to women of all ages and from all levels of medieval society, from royal courtiers to prostitutes. It paints an intricate picture of daily life in the courts and streets of fifteenth-century
The Book of the City of Ladies and Other Writings
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Sophie Bourgault, Rebecca Kingston
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-15 - Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company

"A translation of Christine de Pizan's Christine's Vision, The Book of the City of Ladies, the Lamentation on France's Ills and her Book of Body Politic, with an introduction providing historical background and modern interpretations" --
The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Susan G. Bell
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-29 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

The story of the author's search for a series of sixteenth-century tapestries that celebrated women, perhaps linked to Christine de Pisan's (Pizan's) Book of the City of Ladies, originally published in 1405.
The Life of Lady Johanna Eleonora Petersen, Written by Herself
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Johanna Eleonora Petersen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-01 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In a time when the Pauline dictum decreed that women be silent in matters of the Church, Johanna Eleonora Petersen (1644–1724) was a pioneering author of religious books, insisting on her right to speak out as a believer above her male counterparts. Publishing her readings of the Gospels and the