The Book of the City of Ladies (Paperback)

By Christine De Pizan, Earl Jeffrey Richards (Translator), Natalie Zemon Davis (Foreword by)

Persea Books, 9780892552306, 282pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1998

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In dialogues with three celestial ladies, Reason, Rectitude, and Justice, Christine de Pizan (1365-ca. 1429) builds an allegorical 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 universities in America, from Columbia to Stanford.