Virtue Ethics for Women 1250-1500 edited by Karen Green, Constant Mews.

This book locates Christine de Pizan's argument that women are virtuous members of the political community within the context of earlier discussions of the relative virtues of men and women. It is the first to explore how women were represented and addressed within medieval discussions of the v...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Green, Karen. (Editor,, Mews, Constant. (Editor,
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2011.
Edition:1st ed. 2011.
Series:The New Synthese Historical Library, Texts and Studies in the History of Philosophy, 69
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on contributors
  • Abbreviations. Introduction
  • 1. Does Virtue Recognise Gender? Christine de Pizan’s City of Ladies in the Light of Scholastic Debate; István P. Bejczy
  • 2. The Speculum dominarum (Miroir des dames) and Transformations of the Literature of Instruction for Women in the Early Fourteenth Century; Constant J. Mews
  • 3. A Mirror of Queenship: The Speculum dominarum and the Demands of Justice; Rina Lahav
  • 4. A Lady’s Guide to Salvation: the Miroir des dames Compilation; Janice Pinder
  • 5. Charles V’s Visual Definition of the Queen’s Virtues; Cécile Quentel-Touche
  • 6. Jean Gerson’s Writings to his Sisters and Christine de Pizan’s Livre des trois vertus: an Intellectual Dialogue Culminating in Friendship; Earl Jeffrey Richards
  • 7. From Le Miroir des dames to Le Livre des trois vertus; Karen Green
  • 8. Appearing Virtuous: Christine de Pizan’s Le Livre des trois vertus and Anne de France’s Les Enseignements d’Anne de France; Tracy Adams
  • 9. Weaving Virtue: Laura Cereta as a New Penelope; Natasha Amendola
  • 10. Margherita Cantelmo and the Worth of Women in Renaissance Italy; Carolyn James
  • 11. Like Mother Like Daughter: Moral and Literary Virtues in French Renaissance Women’s Writings; Catherine Müller
  • 12. Joanna of Castile’s Entry into Brussels: Viragos, Wise and Virtuous Women; Anne-Marie Legaré
  • Bibliography.- Index of manuscripts cited
  • General index.