The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies.
Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy. Bell takes us along with her on her search for missing works of art, creating a work that reads like a mystery while it teaches the history of a remarkable woman. Christine de Pizan, the author of The City of Ladies, was a prolific author and respected intellectual. Bell reveals how her classic defense of women was owned by powerful medieval women like Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. Illustrations, endnotes, index. Heavy paper, beautiful dust jacket. Hb, dj. 254 pgs. University of California, 2004. Orig. $39.95. NEW. $14.00