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The City of Ladies

Christine de Pizan

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Astonishing, original....an early chapter in womens revisionary history [that] offers true eloquence resurrected from the silence of the past.—NY Times Book ReviewIn dialogs with three celestial ladies, Reason, Rectitude & Justice, ChristineMoreAstonishing, original....an early chapter in womens revisionary history [that] offers true eloquence resurrected from the silence of the past.—NY Times Book ReviewIn dialogs with three celestial ladies, Reason, Rectitude & 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 & arguments that prove their intellectual & moral equality to men. Earl Jeffrey Richards acclaimed translation is used nationwide in the most eminent colleges & universities in the USA, from Columbia to Stanford.