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Virtue Ethics for Women 1250-1500

Green, Karen, Mews, Constant (Eds.)

2011, XXXII, 224 p.

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  • Examines medieval virtue ethics from the perspective of gender
  • Discusses the little studied "Mirror of Ladies", widely copied in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
  • Places Christine de Pizan and later women writers within a tradition of ethical concern going back to the late thirteenth century
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 virtues. It introduces readers to the little studied Speculum Dominarum (Mirror of Ladies), a mirror for a princess, compiled for Jeanne of Navarre, which circulated in the courtly milieu that nurtured Christine. Throwing new light on the way in which Medieval women understood the virtues, and were represented by others as virtuous subjects, it positions the ethical ideas of Anne of France, Laura Cereta, Marguerite of Navarre and the Dames de la Roche within an evolving discourse on the virtues that is marked by the transition from Medieval to Renaissance thought. 

Virtue Ethics for Women 1250-1500 will be of interest to those studying virtue ethics, the history of women's ideas and Medieval and Renaissance thought in general.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Agostino Strozzi - Christine de Pizan - Durand de Champagne - Marguerite of Navarre - Mirror of Ladies - Speculum Dominarum - Virtue ethics - Virtue of women - Women's studies

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Philosophical Traditions - Political Science - Religious Studies

Table of contents 

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

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