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PIZAN, C. de: Book of the City of Ladies (The) (Unabridged)

    
      

 

PIZAN, C. de: Book of the City of Ladies (The) (Unabridged)

Shocked and distressed by a male writer’s vilification of women, Christine de Pizan has a powerful dreamlike vision in which she is visited by three personified Virtues: Reason, Rectitude and Justice. They tell her she has been chosen to write a book which will be like a city, housing virtuous women and protecting them from feminist attack. Heroines past and present form the foundations of this city—biblical and mythical heroines, ruling queens, Christian saints, and inventors are among them. Partly myth, partly fact, The Book of the City of Ladies is an extraordinary, pioneering and impassioned defence of women that set out to shatter medieval misogynist clichés, and serve to instil self-worth in its female readers of the time.


  The Book of the City of Ladies (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Book of the City of Ladies 00:07:16
2.   Play with flash player 2. Christine tells how three ladies appeared to her… 00:05:05
3.   Play with flash player 3. Christine recounts how the lady who had spoken… 00:06:54
4.   Play with flash player 4. How, before the lady revealed her name… 00:04:08
5.   Play with flash player 5. Christine tells how the second lady gave her name… 00:02:45
6.   Play with flash player 6. Christine tells how the third lady revealed her name… 00:03:56
7.   Play with flash player 7. Christine tells how she replied to the three ladies. 00:02:34
8.   Play with flash player 8. Christine explains how Reason instructed her… 00:11:48
9.   Play with flash player 9. How Christine dug over the earth: in other words… 00:09:57
10.   Play with flash player 10. More questions and answers on this subject. 00:13:54
11.   Play with flash player 11. Christine asks Reason why women aren't allowed… 00:03:37
12.   Play with flash player 12. About the Empress Nicaula. 00:01:51
13.   Play with flash player 13. About a queen of France called Fredegunde… 00:06:44
14.   Play with flash player 14. More discussion and debate between Christine… 00:05:14
15.   Play with flash player 15. About Queen Semiramis. 00:05:35
16.   Play with flash player 16. About the Amazons. 00:03:40
17.   Play with flash player 17. About the Amazon queen, Thamiris. 00:03:32
18.   Play with flash player 18. How the mighty Hercules and his companion… 00:09:21
19.   Play with flash player 19. About Queen Penthesilea and how she went to… 00:09:17
20.   Play with flash player 20. About Zenobia, Queen of Palmyria. 00:08:06
21.   Play with flash player 21. About the noble Queen Artemisia. 00:06:39
22.   Play with flash player 22. About Lilia, mother of the valiant knight Theodoric. 00:02:48
23.   Play with flash player 23. More about Queen Fredegunde. 00:03:36
24.   Play with flash player 24. About the virgin Camilla. 00:02:39
25.   Play with flash player 25. About Queen Berenice of Cappadocia. 00:01:02
26.   Play with flash player 26. About the brave Cloelia. 00:02:13
27.   Play with flash player 27. Christine asks Reason if God has ever blessed… 00:03:50
28.   Play with flash player 28. Reason begins to speak about ladies who were… 00:02:40
29.   Play with flash player 29. About Proba the Roman. 00:03:14
30.   Play with flash player 30. About Sappho, who was an extremely fine poet… 00:03:44
31.   Play with flash player 31. About the maiden Manto. 00:02:17
32.   Play with flash player 32. About Medea, and another queen named Circe. 00:02:43
33.   Play with flash player 33. Christine asks Reason if any woman has ever… 00:06:21
34.   Play with flash player 34. About Minerva, who invented countless sciences… 00:05:58
35.   Play with flash player 35. About Queen Ceres, who invented agriculture… 00:02:11
36.   Play with flash player 36. About Isis, who discovered the art of making… 00:02:10
37.   Play with flash player 37. About all the great good that these ladies have… 00:03:33
38.   Play with flash player 38. More on the same topic. 00:05:50
39.   Play with flash player 39. About the maiden Arachne, who invented… 00:03:39
40.   Play with flash player 40. About Pamphile, who discovered the art of… 00:01:38
41.   Play with flash player 41. About Thamaris, who was a supremely gifted… 00:05:30
42.   Play with flash player 42. About Sempronia of Rome. 00:02:05
43.   Play with flash player 43. Christine asks Reason if women are naturally… 00:05:29
44.   Play with flash player 44. The 'Epistle of Solomon' from the Book of Proverbs. 00:02:46
45.   Play with flash player 45. About Gaia Cirilla. 00:01:53
46.   Play with flash player 46. About the good sense and cleverness of Queen… 00:11:04
47.   Play with flash player 47. About Opis, Queen of Crete. 00:01:43
48.   Play with flash player 48. About Lavinia, daughter of King Latinus. 00:03:10
49.   Play with flash player Part 2. Here begins the Second Part of the Book… 00:05:59
50.   Play with flash player 2. About the sibyl Erythrea. 00:03:52
51.   Play with flash player 3. About the sibyl Almathea. 00:03:24
52.   Play with flash player 4. About several prophetesses. 00:05:16
53.   Play with flash player 5. About Cassandra and Queen Basine, as well as… 00:04:36
54.   Play with flash player 6. About Antonia, who became empress of… 00:04:21
55.   Play with flash player 7. Christine addresses Lady Rectitude. 00:06:52
56.   Play with flash player 8. Here begins a series of daughters who loved… 00:01:00
57.   Play with flash player 9. About Hypsipyle. 00:01:47
58.   Play with flash player 10. About the virgin Claudine. 00:01:55
59.   Play with flash player 11. About a woman who breastfed her mother… 00:03:12
60.   Play with flash player 12. Here Rectitude explains that the houses of… 00:02:32
61.   Play with flash player 13. Christine asks Lady Rectitude if it's true what men… 00:07:29
62.   Play with flash player 14. About Queen Hypsicratea. 00:05:18
63.   Play with flash player 15. About the Empress Triaria. 00:01:36
64.   Play with flash player 16. More about Queen Artemisia. 00:03:59
65.   Play with flash player 17. About Argia, daughter of King Adrastus. 00:04:57
66.   Play with flash player 18. About the noble lady Agrippina. 00:01:46
67.   Play with flash player 19. Christine addresses Rectitude, who replies to her… 00:04:18
68.   Play with flash player 20. About the noble lady Tertia Aemilia. 00:02:04
69.   Play with flash player 21. About Xanthippe, wife of the philosopher Socrates. 00:02:02
70.   Play with flash player 22. About Pompeia Paulina, Seneca's wife. 00:02:11
71.   Play with flash player 23. About the noble Sulpicia. 00:02:33
72.   Play with flash player 24. About several ladies who, together, saved their… 00:02:11
73.   Play with flash player 25. Christine speaks to Lady Rectitude about those… 00:03:55
74.   Play with flash player 26. On the same subject: about the noble lady Curia. 00:02:17
75.   Play with flash player 27. More on this subject. 00:01:46
76.   Play with flash player 28. Proof against those who claim that only an idiot… 00:04:59
77.   Play with flash player 29. About various men who did well to trust their… 00:05:54
78.   Play with flash player 30. Christine talks about all the good that women… 00:03:14
79.   Play with flash player 31. About Judith, the noble widow. 00:04:42
80.   Play with flash player 32. About Queen Esther. 00:04:00
81.   Play with flash player 33. About the Sabine women. 00:06:45
82.   Play with flash player 34. About Veturia. 00:02:54
83.   Play with flash player 35. About Clotilde, Queen of France. 00:04:12
84.   Play with flash player 36. Against those who claim that it is not good… 00:05:30
85.   Play with flash player 37. Christine addresses Rectitude, who gives… 00:02:58
86.   Play with flash player 38. About Sarah. 00:01:22
87.   Play with flash player 39. About Rebecca. 00:01:10
88.   Play with flash player 40. About Ruth. 00:00:53
89.   Play with flash player 41. About Penelope, Ulysses's wife. 00:01:57
90.   Play with flash player 42. Against those who assert that there are… 00:01:40
91.   Play with flash player 43. More on this subject: the example of Antonia… 00:03:14
92.   Play with flash player 44. In order to contradict those who claim that… 00:04:27
93.   Play with flash player 45. On this same subject: the example of the queen… 00:01:44
94.   Play with flash player 46. Still on this same subject: the examples of… 00:03:01
95.   Play with flash player 47. Proofs to refute the view that women are lacking… 00:06:11
96.   Play with flash player 48. About Nero. 00:03:52
97.   Play with flash player 49. About the Emperor Galba, as well as others. 00:06:08
98.   Play with flash player 50. About Griselda, the marchioness of Saluzzo… 00:13:59
99.   Play with flash player 51. About Florence of Rome. 00:05:41
100.   Play with flash player 52. About the wife of Bernabo the Genoese. 00:14:29
101.   Play with flash player 53. After Rectitude has finished talking about women… 00:04:39
102.   Play with flash player 54. Christine asks Rectitude if it’s true what certain… 00:05:19
103.   Play with flash player 55. On the subject of women's constancy in love… 00:03:30
104.   Play with flash player 56. About Medea in love. 00:02:28
105.   Play with flash player 57. About Thisbe! 00:04:24
106.   Play with flash player 58. About Hero. 00:02:41
107.   Play with flash player 59. About Ghismonda daughter of the prince of… 00:16:39
108.   Play with flash player 60. About Lisabetta, and other women in love. 00:06:53
109.   Play with flash player 61. About Juno, and some other famous ladies. 00:04:27
110.   Play with flash player 62. Christine addresses Rectitude who, in her reply… 00:02:36
111.   Play with flash player 63. About the Roman woman Claudia. 00:02:07
112.   Play with flash player 64. Rectitude explains that some women are loved… 00:02:55
113.   Play with flash player 65. About Queen Blanche, mother of Saint Louis… 00:03:00
114.   Play with flash player 66. Christine addresses Rectitude who, in her reply… 00:04:51
115.   Play with flash player 67. About a generous and wealthy woman named… 00:03:30
116.   Play with flash player 68. About the princesses and ladies of France. 00:05:44
117.   Play with flash player 69. Christine addresses princesses and all other ladies. 00:01:24
118.   Play with flash player Part 3. Here begins the Third Part of the Book… 00:05:21
119.   Play with flash player 2. About Our Lady's sisters and Mary Magdalene. 00:01:05
120.   Play with flash player 3. About Saint Catherine. 00:07:26
121.   Play with flash player 4. About Saint Margaret. 00:02:51
122.   Play with flash player 5. About Saint Lucy. 00:03:13
123.   Play with flash player 6. About the blessed virgin Martina. 00:08:07
124.   Play with flash player 7. About another Saint Lucy who was a virgin, as well… 00:04:35
125.   Play with flash player 8. About Saint Justine and other virgins. 00:05:52
126.   Play with flash player 9. About the virgin Theodosina, Saint Barbara… 00:07:51
127.   Play with flash player 10. About the life of Saint Christine the virgin. 00:16:55
128.   Play with flash player 11. About several saints who saw their children… 00:02:55
129.   Play with flash player 12. About Saint Marina the virgin. 00:05:24
130.   Play with flash player 13. About the blessed virgin Euphrosryna. 00:05:13
131.   Play with flash player 14. About the blessed lady Anastasia. 00:06:28
132.   Play with flash player 15. About the blessed Theodota. 00:03:28
133.   Play with flash player 16. About the noble and holy Nathalia. 00:03:22
134.   Play with flash player 17. About Saint Afra, a repentant prostitute who… 00:02:38
135.   Play with flash player 18. Justice talks about several noble ladies who… 00:06:25
136.   Play with flash player 19. The end of the book: Christine addresses all… 00:08:01
137.   Play with flash player Translator's Introduction 00:13:37
138.   Play with flash player These two traditions bequeathed to the medieval… 00:12:39
139.   Play with flash player Christine did not become a professional writer… 00:11:03
140.   Play with flash player Christine reinforces this paradoxical idea that women… 00:09:38
141.   Play with flash player Not content simply to cite examples from classical… 00:09:51

Total Playing Time: 11:16:48






Author(s):
Pizan, Christine de

Reader(s):
Sutton, Georgina

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0456

Barcode: 9781781983164

Release Date: 07/2020

 

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