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Virtue ethics for women 1250-1500

Author: Karen Green; C J Mews
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: New synthese historical library, v. 69.
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This book locates Christine de Pizan's argument that women are virtuous members of the political community within the context of earlier discussions of the relative virtues of men and women. It is the first to explore how women were represented and addressed within medieval discussions of the virtues. It introduces readers to the little studied Speculum Dominarum (Mirror of Ladies), a mirror for a princess, compiled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Virtue Ethics for Women 1250-1500.
Springer Verlag 2011
(OCoLC)690089369
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Green; C J Mews
ISBN: 9789400705296 9400705298
OCLC Number: 728098373
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 223 pages).
Contents: List of Illustrations.- Acknowledgements.- Notes on contributors.- Abbreviations. Introduction.- 1. Istvan P. Bejczy: Does Virtue Recognise Gender? Christine de Pizan's City of Ladies in the Light of Scholastic Debate.- 2. Constant J. Mews: The Speculum dominarum (Miroir des dames) and Transformations of the Literature of Instruction for Women in the Early Fourteenth Century.- 3. Rina Lahav: A Mirror of Queenship: The Speculum dominarum and the Demands of Justice.- 4. Janice Pinder: A Lady's Guide to Salvation: the Miroir des dames Compilation.- 5. Cecile Quentel-Touche: Charles V's Visual Definition of the Queen's Virtues.- 6. Earl Jeffrey Richards: Jean Gerson's Writings to his Sisters and Christine de Pizan's Livre des trois vertus: an Intellectual Dialogue Culminating in Friendship.- 7. Karen Green: From Le Miroir des dames to Le Livre des trois vertus.- 8. Tracy Adams: Appearing Virtuous: Christine de Pizan's Le Livre des trois vertus and Anne de France's Les Enseignements d'Anne de France.- 9. Natasha Amendola: Weaving Virtue: Laura Cereta as a New Penelope.- 10. Carolyn James: Margherita Cantelmo and the Worth of Women in Renaissance Italy.- 11. Catherine Muller: Like Mother Like Daughter: Moral and Literary Virtues in French Renaissance Women's Writings.- 12. Anne-Marie Legare: Joanna of Castile's Entry into Brussels: Viragos, Wise and Virtuous Women.- Bibliography.- Indexes.- Index of manuscripts cited.- General index.
Series Title: New synthese historical library, v. 69.
Responsibility: Karen Green, Constant J. Mews, Editors.

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This book examines the virtues and the way women were represented and represented themselves as capable of exercising virtue in the late medieval and early renaissance period. It reveals the  Read more...

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