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The City of Ladies by de Pizan Christine
  

The City of Ladies

Part of the Penguin Great Ideas Series

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Synopsis

The City of Ladies by de Pizan Christine

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. Pioneering female writer Christine de Pizan's spirited defence of her sex against medieval misogyny and literary stereotypes is now recognized as one of the most important books in the history of feminism, and offers a telling insight into the role of women in a man's world.

About the Author

Christine de Pizan was one of the most remarkable and respected literary figures in the courts of medieval Europe - the more so for being the only female professional writer of her time.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th August 2005

Author

de Pizan Christine

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Categories

Feminism & feminist theory

ISBN

9780141023878

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