La Città delle Dame

La Citt delle Dame Ahim mio Dio perch non mi hai fatto nascere maschio Tutte le mie capacit sarebbero state al tuo servizio non mi sbaglierei in nulla e sarei perfetta in tutto come gli uomini dicono di essere Part

  • Title: La Città delle Dame
  • Author: Christine de Pizan Patrizia Caraffi
  • ISBN: 9788843030651
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ahim , mio Dio, perch non mi hai fatto nascere maschio Tutte le mie capacit sarebbero state al tuo servizio, non mi sbaglierei in nulla e sarei perfetta in tutto, come gli uomini dicono di essere Partendo dall amara coscienza dell esclusione del sapere del padre, grande scienziato, medico di corte, pu rubare solo qualche briciola ma salvandosi dall abisso del d Ahim , mio Dio, perch non mi hai fatto nascere maschio Tutte le mie capacit sarebbero state al tuo servizio, non mi sbaglierei in nulla e sarei perfetta in tutto, come gli uomini dicono di essere Partendo dall amara coscienza dell esclusione del sapere del padre, grande scienziato, medico di corte, pu rubare solo qualche briciola ma salvandosi dall abisso del dubbio e della malinconia, Christine de Pizan arriva a porre al centro del suo pensiero e della sua intensa e multiforme attivit di scrittrice, che ne fanno una delle personalit pi affascinanti dell autunno del Medioevo, proprio la differenza di genere Nella Cit des Dames 1405 , sotto la guida di Ragione, Rettitudine e Giustizia, sorge una visionaria citt fortificata, abitata solo da donne regine, guerriere, poetesse, indovine, scienziate, martiri, sante Se i segni del dominio maschile sono presenti nel martirio delle vergini, nel destino di Lucrezia, di Griselda, nella citt prevalgono le figure fondatrici Carmenta romana, che invent l alfabeto, Minerva e Aracne, che fecero del tessere un arte e le grandi regine, Didone, Medea, Semiramide, Pentesilea, a sfidare, orgogliosamente, una secolare tradizione misogina.

    Associazione, Culturale, La citta ideale, Vigevano, Mulino L Associazione culturale La citt Ideale gestisce, dal , la mostra , le ricerche e gli studi su Leonardo da Vinci, le visite, i laboratori , gli eventi all interno del Mulino di Morabassa ed organizza gite di uno o pi giorni abbinando la visita dell Ecomuseo a quella del Centro Storico di Vigevano, alla centrale idroelettrica di Enel, al Parco del Ticino , al rafting Argentina Viaggi Informazioni Citt Argentina QUANDO ANDARE In Argentina le stagioni sono opposte all emisfero boreale In primavera, da Ottobre a Dicembre, si anima di colori la Puna, La Pampa e le valli prendine, molto piacevole anche l atmosfera di Buenos Aires.In estate, da Gennaio a Marzo, periodo ideale per visitare la Patagonia e la Terra del Fuoco, si pu fare anche una crociera per l Antartide. Faenzanet Tutto il web di Faenza Ricevi le news di Faenza nella tua email Continua la possibilit di poter ricevere per i prossimi mesi l esclusiva newsletter con tutte le notizie che riguardano il comprensorio faentino Ogni mattina dal marted al venerd riceverete alle di mattina le news che riguardano Faenza cronaca, meteo, spettacoli, commenti, economia, sport. N E W S Romalavoro Roma, gen AdnKronos Aver legato il contrasto alla povert alla ricerca del lavoro non crediamo sia la via giusta molti poveri non sono in condizioni di lavorare Tutti gli eventi a Napoli NapoliToday Informazioni e notizie sulla vita culturale della citt di Napoli Concerti, mostre, eventi, teatri, cinema tutte le news e calendari di eventi e a Napoli. cittadellascienza Menu principale Napoli via Coroglio, e tel contact cittadellascienza P.IVA C.F Tutti gli eventi a Foggia foggiatoday Informazioni e notizie sulla vita culturale della citt di Foggia Concerti, mostre, eventi, teatri, cinema tutte le news e calendari di eventi e a Foggia. Comune di Pistoia Home Page Anniversario del primo bombardamento sulla citt di Pistoia il ricordo delle vittime Il giorno ottobre, alle nella piazzetta degli Umiliati sono state ricordate le vittime del primo bombardamento di Pistoia, avvenuto nella notte del Citt metropolitana di Roma Capitale La citt metropolitana di Roma Capitale un ente territoriale di area vasta.Nata nel , il suo territorio corrisponde a quello della precedente provincia di Roma, che ha sostituito una delle citt metropolitane introdotte dalla legge del aprile n nonch la pi popolosa del Paese, contando abitanti. Mostra del Tartufo Bianco Sant Angelo in Vado Tartufo, angeli e solidariet Sant Angelo in Vado ha acceso il suo Natale Una cerimonia contenuta, nel rispetto delle vittime della tragedia di Corinaldo alle quali stato tributato un lungo e commosso applauso che ha anticipato di qualche secondo l accensione dell albero posto all inizio di Corso Garibaldi che ha dato il via ufficiale al Natale vadese.

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    1. Christine de Pizan Patrizia Caraffi

      Christine de Pizan also seen as de Pisan 1363 c.1434 was a writer and analyst of the medieval era who strongly challenged misogyny and stereotypes that were prevalent in the male dominated realm of the arts De Pizan completed forty one pieces during her thirty year career 1399 1429 She earned her accolade as Europe s first professional woman writer Redfern 74 Her success stems from a wide range of innovative writing and rhetorical techniques that critically challenged renowned male writers such as Jean de Meun who, to Pizan s dismay, incorporated misogynist beliefs within their literary works.In recent decades, de Pizan s work has been returned to prominence by the efforts of scholars such as Charity Cannon Willard and Earl Jeffrey Richards Certain scholars have argued that she should be seen as an early feminist who efficiently used language to convey that women could play an important role within society, although this characterisation has been challenged by other critics who claim either that it is an anachronistic use of the word, or that her beliefs were not progressive enough to merit such a designation

    270 thoughts on “La Città delle Dame”

    1. Judith Beheading Holofernes, by Artemisia Gentileschi, 1614-1620."Then the lady said, 'Let us act boldly, for God is with us.' She entered and fearlessly took the sword which she saw at the head of the bed, withdrew it from its sheath, then raised it with all her strength, and cut off Holophernes' head without being heard by anyone. -II.31.1This book takes the form of a long allegorical dream in which Christine, our author/narrator, takes advice and wisdom from three heavenly ladies, Reason, Rec [...]


    2. About six years ago I read Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron. While I found it a worthwhile experience, I remember thinking that the women were not portrayed in a very kind light all the time in his stories. I also remember thinking that was not unusual considering the fact it was written in the 14th century, and those people were really unenlightened when it came to women's rights and stuff.But then I read this book. Christine de Pizan wrote this book in the 15th century, and calls Boccaccio o [...]


    3. This is an amazing humanist text written in 1405. Through her discourse to explain the misconception of woman, Pizan elevates her argument beyond the literature of 20th century feminists. Where Friedan, Steinem, Hooks, etc. would outline the maladjustment and oppression of women, Pizan would argue that equality is a potential from birth. She doesn't just academically complain through proof or experience that woman is a second class citizen.The purpose of The Book of the City of Ladies is to buil [...]


    4. In this book, written in 1405, the author is given examples (by Lady Reason, Lady Rectitude and Lady Justice)to help erect a 'city of ladies'. In part it is a metaphor of the city being built up of the reputations of great women, but it is also meant to be peopled with great and virtuous women too. In building up their support of this ‘city’, we are shown that things like morality, learning, chastity, prophesy, loyalty, mediation, stoicism, intelligence, and strategy. are very much part of t [...]


    5. A useful look at the history of women's rights, but through the eyes of a ruling-class woman noble who wants nothing different systemically, just more respect culturally. This is like a proto-first wave feminist, that bourgeoisie of rich women who simply wanted to be respected and feared like their rich, property-owning husbands.Along with this, she is pretty excessively christian, obsessed with virginity, and zealously opposed to women's independence from men. While one might say this is to be [...]


    6. Quite simply this book changed my life and is a must for any elegant feminist. Written over 610 years ago Christine De Pizan was the first female professional author. The City of Ladies is her most famous book written as a literary riposte to male writers slandering women. Her unique rhetorical strategy to belittle her style and writing against the grain of her meaning became her trademark literary weapon. She exposed crude and vulgar language as another weapon used to slander women while simult [...]


    7. honestly, way better than I remembered it being when I read it in undergrad. a good reminder that we read differently as we get older! an easy, unexpectedly funny read, partially due to the sharp translation. the introduction for this edition is very weird overly apologetic (it's 2017, yall, I think we should all be past the "but she's not a 21st century feminist" angle, this was written 600 years ago) and couched in language that is bizarrely focused on authorial intention rather than the text [...]


    8. Some parts are very interesting and pretty progressive from a feminist point of view (pro-woman representation, criticism of patriarchal double standards, gender roles, and the behaviour of misogynistic entitled men against women). Other parts, however, still include quite a lot of problematic content (internalized misogyny, biological determinism/patriarchal gender roles, modesty mindsets, and a lot of religious content). Giving it a 4/5 in spite of this problematic content because I think her [...]


    9. Even though I do not entirely agree with Christine de Pizan on a few things, the main one being strict divisions of labor between women and men which is linked to "God giving people different roles" which is linked to my uncertainty about some beliefs from Christianity, I am impressed considering that this was written in medieval times.Christine de Pizan is one of those people that I wouldn't mind becoming friends with, even if I didn't agree with everything she said. She could be my slightly st [...]



    10. Fascinating to read a defence of women and a history of the achievements and tragedies of both historic and mythological women written by a female author in the Middle Ages.


    11. It has taken me a long time to finish this book, not because it wasn't easy to read (the translation is pretty good and easy to follow), but because I had to constantly put myself in the position and mind of a 14-15th century woman. I loved it because when I put myself in that position it was truly empowering, but at the same time there were many things that were hard for my 21st century mind to understand, especially in the last part in which Justice talked about the martyrs and their glorious [...]


    12. Ariosto's Orlando Furioso: Part 2, Canto 37.1"As to perfect some precious gift or bentWhich Nature without toil cannot bestow,Women have laboured, day and night intent,and well-earned recognition sometimes know,Would that they chose to be as diligentAnd a like dedicated care would show In studies more esteemed and highly prized,Whence mortal virtues are immortalized.2And would they might their powers then devoteTo women's own commemorative praise,Rather than look to men to sound this note,Whose [...]


    13. I read this in the 9th grade (and I know what a walkman is, so you can judge for yourself how long ago that was), so I'm pretty sure that (a) I didn't precisely get the maximum value out of the text, and (b) my memories do not do the book justice. I did a project on the role of women in medieval and renaissance times, and had a very hard time convincing my teacher that primary sources from the female perspective basically didn't exist. This is one of the very, very few examples. In the book, de [...]


    14. This sweet and gentle book, drawn from Boccaccio's On Famous Women, which is extensively cited, was written to persuade women to value themselves and celebrate their accomplishments throughout history. Partly myth, partly fact, a reminder that women have contributed as much, if not more, than men to many civilizations. I'd only read excerpts of this book before now and Christine's sincerity moved me deeply. She was not a feminist in the modern sense of the word by any means but could not let the [...]


    15. I can't for the life of me say that this book is "good" or "bad" or anything in between, it's not one of those books. It's interesting in its own way, but reading it, I find it more interesting because it exists, because it was written and not least WHEN it was written, and less interesting to actually sit and read it. I have to admit I was bored beyond imagination. However, it's interesting enough to see how the medieval mind percieved history, the use of Ovid and Boccaccio, of Homer and mythic [...]


    16. I'm no 15th-century philologist, but I'm not feeling this as a fundamental "feminist" work -- and an early masterwork of "women's literature" -- when it's essentially paraphrase of Boccaccio, in St-Augustine-Lite allegorical form. For instance, in her sketch of Medea -- which lauds the sorceress as a mythological heroine -- Christine de Pizan conveniently neglects to mention her infanticide, which is, arguably, the most compelling thing about her. Do you want "Fatal Attraction" without the boile [...]


    17. This was a pleasurable read as far as medieval texts go, and I could not help but be reminded of a debate about the core curriculum at Columbia when I was an undergraduate there in the late 1990s. There was increasing pressure to revise the Core Curriculum so it would include women and minority authors, but many argued that it was impossible to find female authors of quality before Jane Austen. I now wonder why Christine De Pizan never entered this debate, especially since the curriculum require [...]


    18. As one of the rare female voices of the Middle Ages, de Pizan would have been interesting even if she weren't very interesting. Her defense of womanly virtue, intelligence, compassion and strength serves as a counterpoint to most everything written to that point in the history of written language. So, even if a lot of the stories aren't entirely plausible they serve a noble purpose by attempting to fill a gap that, arguably, still exists.


    19. A medieval recounting of the history of many noble and illustrious women, and arguments against misogynist writers of her day.Perhaps the most interesting thing is the way it recounts the medieval versions of people (or fictional characters thought real) that are known today.


    20. Christine de Pizan had quite an obstacle to overcome in her defense of women. Unfortunately for her, she lived in a world which exploited the exceptions to a woman’s goodness. Aren’t we living in a similar time? Or are we more titillated by aberrant behaviors than those common to us all?De Pizan was a gifted writer and compiled so many examples of virtuous women that her prosecution against slanderers of women wins a directed verdict. Although she often relies on questionable sources – Boc [...]


    21. Not that long ago, one of my female friends commented (paraphrasing) that "she would not have wanted to live in the 1300's." Christine de Pizan, who did live in the 1300's would have disagreed with her. In a way, Christine was the first Women's Historian, since her text was an effort to "read women back" into the historical record, finding them throughout the classical and medieval periods, and finding them to be as worthy and noble as the men of their time. She sets about her task having gotte [...]


    22. "God has given every woman a good brain which she could put to good use, if she so chose, in all the domains in which the most learned and renowned men excel. If women wished to study, they are no more excluded from doing so than men are, and could easily put in the necessary effort to acquire a good name for themselves just as the most distinguished of men delight in doing."From the little information I have gathered about Christine de Pizan, I think I can say that I really admire her. In the c [...]


    23. As I read the first part of The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan, it portrayed and reflected on how women in the early 1500s were treated unequally in comparison to men, and encouraged females to take a stand.Christine and the protagonist character of the book and the writer demonstrates how women did not have many rights as men did and women neither took a stand for one another. Women did not have a voice to speak and take a stand. Christine who was well educated out of many wom [...]


    24. I read this work for one of my women studies classes and I am very glad I did. That being said, the women's movement has evolved through time. At its core it has always contained the same message: Respect and inclusiveness. In Christine's time, her work was seen as progressive. To many of us, it still is. However we mustn't forget that Christine, for all her beliefs that women were equal as men, was still a product of her times. She still believed that women should be submissive to their husband [...]


    25. I enjoyed reading the views of a 15th century woman. She seems quite modern in some ways but is evidently a woman of her times in other ways. She writes the The Book of the City of Ladies in response to the many works that show women in a negative way. She retells many examples of how women of any class are worthy - as individuals and as creations of God - but uses mostly Classical pagans or ancient Christian martyrs (but uses no dates!). My desire to learn more details about contemporary women [...]


    26. I finally got through it! Yay!!::sighs::That was hard. The book wasn't uninteresting, but it was a bit tedious and monotonous after awhile. I can't really post spoilers when it comes to this book, because there really isn't a plot; it is a retelling of the lives of famous women in history.The premise is that Christine (the author) is visited by three ladies: Reason, Rectitude, and Justice. She has just read a book by Matheolus, and in the book he trashes women. Christine is so upset by it that s [...]


    27. This text was very interesting to me; I think that many times, like the author many of us women believe the negative comments that some people say about us. We become so self-conscious about ourselves just as Pizan became. The appearance of the three ladies and many other sections in this book reminded me of passages in the bible and were very similar in the associating heaven, earth and hell in the writings. I believe that in that era women were looked down on, as briefly mentioned in the begin [...]


    28. A book written by a medieval feminist! - or, well, the closest thing you'd come to one back then. It is admittedly often quite tiring due to endless repetitions (many of her numerous stories are nearly impossible to tell apart), but overall an interesting read - especially if you read the foreword to get an idea of the woman who wrote it and her life and times. She must have been an immensely fascinating person - supposedly the first woman who ever made a living as an author - and I find it very [...]


    29. A great critic book about gender roles and gender relations in late Medieval times. The City of Ladies is an interesting book for you to read basically because of 2 points:1- it was written by a woman about women condition in a time when that was not a common thing. 2- it brings out an important discussion, which is still very contemporary, in a very intelligent and skillful way.


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