The Book of the Body Politic (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

  • Publish Date: 1994-11-25
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Christine de Pizan
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This is the first translation into modern English of Christine de Pizan's major political work, The Book of the Body Politic (c. 1407). Written during the Hundred Years' War by France's first female professional writer, it discusses the education and behavior appropriate for princes, nobility and common people, so that all classes can understand their responsibilities toward society as a whole. The product of a time of unrest and disorder, the book provides a fascinating view of politics from the perspective of an educated woman.