Philosophy and Theology 27 (2):337-349 (2015)

The work of Quilligan, Kelley, Gardner and others is alluded to in an effort to argue that Christine de Pisan’s Book of the City of Ladies is an early example of a philosophically feminist view. The importance of allegory as a literary construct is discussed, and it is concluded that Christine stands midway between the preceding medievals and the women thinkers of the seventeenth century. In addition, it is concluded that the importance of de Pisan’s work as a bridge between the two eras cannot be overlooked, and that only recently has substantive scholarship on her begun to emerge that would point a clear way to her standing.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Philosophy and Religion
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0890-2461
DOI 10.5840/philtheol2015102833
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 53,497
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Christine de Pisan and Thomas Hobbes.Karen Green - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (177):456-475.
Christine, de Pisan. The Book of the Body Politic.Paul Clark - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 50 (1):148-149.
A Propos D'un Livre Récent Sur Christine De Pisan.S. Solente - 1929 - Revue Belge de Philologie Et D’Histoire 8 (1):350-359.
A Simile in Christine de Pisan for Christ's Conception.William Wells - 1938 - Journal of the Warburg Institute 2 (1):68-69.
La emancipación de la mujer en la obra de Christine de Pisan.María Lara Martínez - 2011 - Astrolabio: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 11:239 - 245.
The Economic Basis of Deliberative Democracy.Joshua Cohen - 1989 - Social Philosophy and Policy 6 (2):25.


Added to PP index

Total views
60 ( #158,455 of 2,348,159 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #510,741 of 2,348,159 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes