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The Book of the Body Politic : Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought - Christine de Pizan

The Book of the Body Politic

Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

Paperback

Published: 14th November 1994
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Christine de Pizan was born in Venice and raised in Paris at the court of Charles V of France. Widowed at the age of twenty-five, she turned to writing as a source of comfort and income, and went on to produce a remarkable series of books, including poetry, politics, chivalry, warfare, religion and philosophy. She is considered to be France's first female professional writer. This is the first translation into modern English of Christine de Pizan's major political work, The Book of the Body Politic. Written during the Hundred Years' War, it discusses the education and behaviour appropriate for princes, nobility and common people, so that all classes can understand their responsibilities towards society as a whole. A product of a time of civil unrest, The Book of the Body Politic offers a medieval political theory of interdependence and social responsibility from the perspective of an educated woman.

Introduction
Note on the text
Principal events in Christine de Pizan+s life
Bibliography
The Book of the Body Politic
On Princes
On Nobles and Knights
On the Common People
Glossary
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ISBN: 9780521422598
ISBN-10: 0521422590
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 14th November 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2