The Book of the City of Ladies is a 15th-century French political prose response to the anti-female prose work The Romance of the Roses. The Book of the City of Ladies is self-referential, presenting a series of famous women throughout history who are described as making up the literal architectural elements of the book itself. The work is a refutation of sexist beliefs and an important stepping stone in proto-feminist politics.

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