La femme heroique, ou les heroines comparées avec les heros en toute sorte de vertus: Et plusieurs reflexions morales à la fin de chaque comparaison

TitleLa femme heroique, ou les heroines comparées avec les heros en toute sorte de vertus: Et plusieurs reflexions morales à la fin de chaque comparaison
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1645
AuthorsBosc, Jacques du
Number of Volumes2
Number of Pages1080
PublisherAntoine de Sommaville et Augustin Courbé
CityParis
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Jacques Du Bosc's "La femme heroique," one of the most important feminist works of the seventeenth century, mounts the argument that women possess the same virtues as men.  Eight pairs of famous women and men from biblical and ancient history are discussed, their characters and accomplishments compared.  The illustrations of the heroines and heroes, which open on facing pages, often make a point of their equality through formal means, in the repetition of gestures, or in mirrored compositions. [from "Women Who Ruled: Queens, Goddesses, Amazons in Renaissance and Baroque Art"]

Translated TitleThe Heroic Woman, or The Heroines Compared with Heroes in All Kinds of Virtues, and Several Moral Reflections at the End of Each Comparison
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