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The Book of the City of Ladies (Unabridged)

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XA 0456
The Book of the City of Ladies (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 9781781983164
Download Size: 605 Mb
Running Time: 11:16:48
Digital UPC: 9781781983164

Release Date: May 2020
Originally recorded in May 2020
Christine de Pizan
John Foley
Georgina Sutton
Spoken Word

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The Book of the City of Ladies (Unabridged)
Christine de Pizan
Read by Georgina Sutton

Shocked and distressed by a male writer’s vilification of women, Christine de Pizan has a powerful dreamlike vision in which she is visited by three personified Virtues: Reason, Rectitude and Justice. They tell her she has been chosen to write a book which will be like a city, housing virtuous women and protecting them from feminist attack. Heroines past and present form the foundations of this city – biblical and mythical heroines, ruling queens, Christian saints, and inventors are among them. Partly myth, partly fact, The Book of the City of Ladies is an extraordinary, pioneering and impassioned defence of women that set out to shatter medieval misogynist clichés, and serve to instil self-worth in its female readers of the time. 

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