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The Book of the City of Ladies

The Book of the City of Ladies Christine de Pizan, Earl Jeffrey Richards (Translator)

In dialogues with three celestrial ladies, Reason, Rectitude, and Justice, Christine de Pizan (1365–ca. 1429) builds an allogorical 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 universties in America, from Columbia to Stanford.

Praise for the Book:
"The first work in praise and defense of women. . .available for the first time in print and in modern English—here is a real book event. We owe thanks to the translator for a fine, flowing, readable English prose, and to the publisher for the rebirth of this moving and remarkable work."—Barbara Tuchman

"An astonishing, original work. . .true eloquence resurrected from the silence of the past."—Maureen Quillgan, New York Times Book Review

"A volume without which no shelf of women's works should be complete."—San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author:
Christine de Pizan (1365–ca. 1429) is considered Europe's first professional woman writer.

Other books from Persea by Christine de Pizan
The Book of the Duke of True Lovers
A Medieval Woman's Mirror of Honor
The Writings of Christine de Pizan

Paperback / $11.95 (Can $13.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-230-6 / 352 pages / Women's Studies

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