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The City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan
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Jul 23, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: classics
Recommended for: feminists or people interested in women's issues

A reluctantly feminist book from someone who is considered to be one of the very first feminists. It's interesting how back in her day (about 1400), a woman's place was largely dictated by the Church. This book is her reaction to that. It's like a "how to survive" book for women feeling oppressed by either men or the church or by both. Maybe this was one of the first self-help books for women (?) Hmmm, so maybe back in her day, a self-help book for women was what we consider feministic now. Don't know.

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