Book Of City Of Ladies Analysis

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Keiko Nowacka provides a critical analysis of Christine de Pizan’s Book of City of Ladies and its relation to feminism by referencing different historians; Sheila Delaney to name a few. Delaney argues that the Book of City of Ladies must not be seen in a modern feminists viewpoint, but rather in a fifteenth century feminist outlook, since they would have different beliefs due to the varied meaning in the definition. She believes only when the reader adopts this perspective that they can clearly see the faults within this literary work, as well as how it excels; Since Christine de Pizan grew up in the royal court, where her father and husband worked, and her dependence on the crown financially, an issue of class bias would arise. Delaney’s

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