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