Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan (1364-1430)

“Together we must construct the houses and buildings inside the walls of the City of Ladies which my sister Reason has now put up…Don’t hesitate to mix the mortar well in your inkpot and set to on the masonry work with great strokes of your pen.”

  • From The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan (Part II, Chapter 1), translated by Rosalind Brown-Grant (Penguin Classics, 1999).


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