The Book of the City of Ladies | Study Guide

Christine de Pizan

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The Book of the City of Ladies | Section Summaries

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Part 1, Sections 1–11 In this section grouping, the premise of the book is introduced and the task set before the author is outlined to her. T... Read More
Part 1, Sections 12–13 In this section grouping, Christine is given specific examples of queens who served to preserve the estates of their hus... Read More
Part 1, Sections 14–26 In this section grouping, Christine and Lady Reason delineate a foundation on examples of royal women who cannot be cons... Read More
Part 1, Sections 27–48 In this section grouping, Christine asks Lady Reason about women whose minds have been graced with superior knowledge, t... Read More
Part 2, Sections 1–6 In this section grouping, the foundation of the city has been completed, and Christine turns to the guidance of Lady Rec... Read More
Part 2, Sections 7–12 In this section grouping, the houses for the ladies of the city have been completed, and Lady Rectitude helps Christine ... Read More
Part 2, Sections 13–29 In this section grouping, Lady Rectitude offers Christine numerous examples of noble women who were loyal to their husba... Read More
Part 2, Sections 30–36 In this section grouping, both biblical and pagan women of all states and conditions are cited as examples of women who ... Read More
Part 2, Sections 37–69 In this section grouping, examples of women are given who have had great difficulty preserving their virtue because they... Read More
Part 3, Sections 1–19 In this section grouping, the city is complete, and the bodies of many virtuous women of the New Testament are invited t... Read More
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