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Download The Treasure of the City of Ladies, Or, The Book of the Three Virtues in PDF Full Online by Christine De Pisan and published by Penguin Classics. This book was released on 1985 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christine de Pisan's writing is a valuable counterbalance to most of the rest of our evidence of medieval life which was written by men. She addresses all women, from those at the royal court to prostitutes, painting a vivid picture of their lives in fine detail-and often in a dryly amusing way. Her tone is moral, but also down to earth. A woman's position, as Christine herself knew, was hardly secure.
Download The Treasure of the City of Ladies in PDF Full Online by Christine de Pizan and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2003-10-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by Europe’s first professional woman writer, The Treasure of the City of Ladies offers advice and guidance to women of all ages and from all levels of medieval society, from royal courtiers to prostitutes. It paints an intricate picture of daily life in the courts and streets of fifteenth-century France and gives a fascinating glimpse into the practical considerations of running a household, dressing appropriately and maintaining a reputation in all circumstances. Christine de Pizan’s book provides a valuable counterbalance to male accounts of life in the middle ages and demonstrates, often with dry humour, how a woman’s position in society could be made less precarious by following the correct etiquette.
Download The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies in PDF Full Online by Susan Groag Bell and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2004-11-29 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like a particularly good detective story, this richly textured book follows tantalizing clues in its hunt for a group of missing artistic masterpieces. Susan Bell recounts both her long search for a series of sixteenth-century tapestries that celebrated women and her efforts to understand their meaning for Queen Elizabeth I of England and the other powerful women who owned them. Opening a new window on the lives of noblewomen in the Renaissance, the brilliantly colored tapestries that were the ultimate artistic luxury of the day, and the popular and influential fourteenth-century writer Christine de Pizan, Bell pursues a compelling tale that moves from centuries past to today. The tapestries around which this story revolves are linked to Christine de Pizan's Book of the City of Ladies (1405), orginally published six hundred years ago in 1405. The book is a tribute to women that honors two hundred female warriors, scientists, queens, philosophers, and builders of cities. Though twenty-five manuscripts of the City of Ladies still exist, references to tapestries based on the book are elusive. Bell takes us along as she tracks down records of six sets of tapestries whose owners included Elizabeth I of England; Margaret of Austria; and Anne of Brittany, Queen of France. Bell examines the intriguing details of these women's lives—their arranged marriages, their power, their affairs of state—asking what interest they had in owning these particular tapestries. Could the tapestries have represented their thinking? As she reveals the historical, linguistic, and cultural aspects of this unique story, Bell also gives a fascinating account of medieval and early-Renaissance tapestry production and of Christine de Pizan's remarkable life and legacy.
Download The Concept of Woman in PDF Full Online by Prudence Allen and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 1997 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The culmination of a lifetime's scholarly work, this study by Sister Prudence Allen traces the concept of woman in relation to man in Western thought from ancient times to the present. This volume is the second in her study, in which she explores claims about sex and gender identity in the works of over fifty philosophers (both men and women) in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods.
Download The Treasure of the City of Ladies, Or, The Book of the Three Virtues in PDF Full Online by Christine (de Pisan) and published by . This book was released on 1985 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download The Fifteenth-century Illustrations of Christine de Pizan's 'The Book of the City of Ladies; and 'The Treasure of the City of Ladies' in PDF Full Online by Laura Rinaldi Dufresne and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a detailed study of the illustrations in two important fifteenth century novels, The City and The Treasure. This book fills a gap in the scholarship by shifting the attention from their literary content to the imagery chosen to illustrate these two pioneering books on women and their worth.
Download Die Liebe zu Zeiten der Cholera in PDF Full Online by Gabriel García Márquez and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Fifteenth-Century Studies in PDF Full Online by Matthew Z. Heintzelman and published by Camden House. This book was released on 2010-03 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annual volume of essays treating topics ranging from physical impairment to narrative afterlife and time.
Download The Vision of Christine de Pizan in PDF Full Online by Christine (de Pisan) and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2005 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translation of Christine's autobiographical Vision, both dealing with her own life and career, and offering a possible solution to the troubled state of France at the time.
Download The Power of a Woman's Voice in Medieval and Early Modern Literatures in PDF Full Online by Albrecht Classen and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 459 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study takes the received view among scholars that women in the Middle Ages were faced with sustained misogyny and that their voices were seldom heard in public and subjects it to a critical analysis. The ten chapters deal with various aspects of the question, and the voices of a variety of authors - both female and male - are heard. The study opens with an enquiry into violence against women, including in texts by male writers (Hartmann von Aue, Gottfried von Straßburg, Wolfram von Eschenbach) which indeed describe instances of violence, but adopt an extremely critical stance towards them. It then proceeds to show how women were able to develop an independent identity in various genres and could present themselves as authorities in the public eye. Mystic texts by Hildegard of Bingen, Marie de France and Margery Kempe, the medieval conduct poem known as Die Winsbeckin, the Devout Books of Sisters composed in convents in South-West Germany, but also quasi-historical documents such as the memoirs of Helene Kottaner or Anna Weckerin's cookery book, demonstrate that far more women were in the public gaze than had hitherto been assumed and that they possessed the self-confidence to establish their positions with their intellectual and their literary achievements.
Download Women and Gender in Medieval Europe in PDF Full Online by Margaret Schaus and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2006 with total page 986 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher description
Download Debating Women, Politics, and Power in Early Modern Europe in PDF Full Online by S. Jansen and published by Springer. This book was released on 2008-04-14 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sixteenth century was an age of politically powerful women. Queens, acting in their own right, and female regents, acting on behalf of their male relatives, governed much of Western Europe. Yet even as women ruled - and ruled effectively - their right to do so was hotly contested. Men s voices have long dominated this debate, but the recovery of texts by women now allows their voices, long silenced, to be heard once again. Debating Women, Politics, and Power in Early Modern Europe is a study of texts and textual production in the construction of gender, society, and politics in the early modern period. Jansen explores the "gynecocracy" debate and the larger humanist response to the challenge posed by female sovereignty.
Download The Book of the City of Ladies in PDF Full Online by Christine de Pizan and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating insight into the debates and controversies about the position of women in medieval culture, written by France's first professional woman of letters The pioneering Book of the City of Ladies begins when, feeling frustrated and miserable after reading a male writer's tirade against women, Christine de Pizan has a dreamlike vision where three virtues—Reason, Rectitude and Justice—appear to correct this view. They instruct her to build an allegorical city in which womankind can be defended against slander, its walls and towers constructed from examples of female achievement both from her own day and the past: ranging from warriors, inventors and scholars to prophetesses, artists and saints. Christine de Pizan's spirited defence of her sex was unique for its direct confrontation of the misogyny of her day, and offers a telling insight into the position of women in medieval culture. The Book of the City of Ladies provides positive images of women, ranging from warriors and inventors, scholars to prophetesses, and artists to saints. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Download Callings in PDF Full Online by William Carl Placher and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download She is But a Woman in PDF Full Online by Fiona Downie and published by Birlinn Ltd. This book was released on 2022-12-16 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She is but a Woman, the first in-depth study of medieval Scottish queens, investigates the relationship between gender and power in the medieval Scottish court by exploring the art of queenship as practised by Joan Beaufort and Mary of Guelders, queens of James I and James II. These women were excluded from authority but clearly possessed power as wives and mothers of kings. They established and cultivated relationships with members of the court, learned about Scottish political life and supported their husbands in the business of government. The book examines for the first time the arrivals of Joan and Mary in Scotland, their social and political status, their relationships with their husbands and families, and their roles in international diplomacy. This modern re-evaluation of the role and power of the medieval queen is a thematic exploration rather than a biographical study. It situates the experiences of Joan and Mary within a broader European context and provides a new perspective on Scotland’s political, social and cultural links with Europe in the fifteenth century.
Download The Treasure of the City of Ladies in PDF Full Online by Christine (de Pisan) and published by . This book was released on 1985 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Strong Voices, Weak History in PDF Full Online by Pamela Joseph Benson and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Strong Voices, Weak History presents the first comparative history of major medieval and Renaissance European women writers in their relationship to national canons of literature. Challenging the notion of an oppressive patriarchy that discouraged women from writing and publishing, the fifteen essays collected here examine women's participation in fashionable male literary modes, trace their creation of female canons, and explore the history of their reception, from the fifteenth century to the present.