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The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Susan Groag Bell


Like a particularly good detective story, this richly textured book follows tantalizing clues in its hunt for a group of missing artistic masterpieces. It opens a new window on the lives of noblewomen in the Renaissance, the brilliantly colored tapestries that were the ultimate artistic luxury of the day, and the popular and influential fourteenth-century writer Christine de Pizan. The tapestries around which this story revolves are linked to de Pizan's Book of the City of Ladies, originally published 600 years ago in 1405. The book is aT tribute to women that honors 200 female warriors, scien ... More

Keywords: tapestries, Renaissance, noblewomen, Christine de Pizan, Book of the City of Ladies, Elizabeth I, Margaret of Austria, Anne of Brittany, arranged marriages

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520234109
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520234109.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Groag Bell, author