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    DescriptionChristine de Pizan was born in 1365 in Venice. Her family moved to Paris three years later when her father was appointed court astrologer to King Charles V. Close ties to the royal court and her father's encouragement enabled Christine to obtain a good education, unusual for women of her time. At the age of fifteen, she married a court notary, who also fostered her learning and her literary activities. She was only twenty-five when she was widowed and left without an inheritance. With three children to support, Christine turned to writing to earn her living. From 1390 to 1429, the presumed year of her death, she wrote more than twenty works, nearly all concerned with two themes: the political life of France and the defense of women. The Book of the City of Ladies is Christine de Pizan's most eloquent expression of her feminist beliefs.


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    Title
    The Book of the City of Ladies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christine De Pizan, By (author) Earl Jeffrey Richards, By (author) Natalie Zemon Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 282
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892552306
    ISBN 10: 0892552301
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC010000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000, LCO008000
    DC22: 843/.2
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 843.2
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 843.2
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: PQ1575.L56 E5 1998
    Thema V1.0: DNT, JBSF1, NHTB
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    PERSEA BOOKS INC
    Imprint name
    PERSEA BOOKS INC
    Publication date
    01 September 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    Christine de Pizan was born in 1365 in Venice. Her family moved to Paris three years later when her father was appointed court astrologer to King Charles V. Close ties to the royal court and her father's encouragement enabled Christine to obtain a good education, unusual for women of her time. At the age of fifteen, she married a court notary, who also fostered her learning and her literary activities. She was only twenty-five when she was widowed and left without an inheritance. With three children to support, Christine turned to writing to earn her living. From 1390 to 1429, the presumed year of her death, she wrote more than twenty works, nearly all concerned with two themes: the political life of France and the defense of women. The Book of the City of Ladies is Christine de Pizan's most eloquent expression of her feminist beliefs.