The Book of the City of Ladies

The Book of the City of Ladies

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Author/Contributor(s): De Pizan, Christine ; Richards, Earl J
Publisher: Persea Books
Date: 12/01/1982
Binding: Paperback
Condition: USED - Good. Sun faded spine and some foxing along text block. Otherwise a good reading copy with all pages intact and some moderate edge and cover wear.

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, the author of this remarkable volume, 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 her country and the defense of her sex. The Book of the City of Ladies stands as her most eloquent argument in behalf of women. It is the first work by a woman in praise of women, and sets as its goal the restoration of women as the moral and intellectual equals of men.