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The Treasure of the City of Ladies : A Medieval Rhetorician and Her Rhetoric

@inproceedings{Redfern2014TheTO,
  title={The Treasure of the City of Ladies : A Medieval Rhetorician and Her Rhetoric},
  author={Jenny R. Redfern},
  year={2014}
}
  • Jenny R. Redfern
  • Published 2014
  • Almost five hundred years ago, Christine de Pisan addressed the "community" of women in medieval society on matters of honor and persuasive discourse. Her stated objective was to instruct them in the means of achieving virtue. Her lessons and vignettes, she believed, would demonstrate the humility, diligence. and moral rectitude of which all women were capable. Duly educated, Christine's "feminine college" would become worthy residents of the glorious City of Ladies, her allegorical refuge for… CONTINUE READING
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