Marie Hause, Victoria Reynolds Farmer, and Leah Flenniken discuss medieval proto-feminist Christine de Pizan’s Book of the City of Ladies.


An introduction to Christine de Pizan and her works

How we encountered Christine de Pizan


Structure of The Book of the City of Ladies

What still feels fresh about it

Medieval elements

Approaches to biblical women in the opening chapters

Ways of imagining the divine

Passing On

Amanda H. Littauer, Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Marguerite Porete, Mirror of Simple Souls

Christine de Pizan, Othea’s Letter to Hector

Image: British Library, Harley 4431, f.259v | Wikimedia

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