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Christine de Pizan

Susan Groag Bell

in The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As a figure of the early Renaissance, Christine de Pizan was unparalleled. She was not only a female author but a lay woman who, as a widowed mother of three, supported herself and her family with ... More


Christine de Pizan's Legacy to the Renaissance

Susan Groag Bell

in The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the legacy of Christine de Pizan's life and creative career during the Renaissance. Books must be read; music must be heard; paintings and tapestries must be seen and ... More


The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Susan Groag Bell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Like a particularly good detective story, this richly textured book follows tantalizing clues in its hunt for a group of missing artistic masterpieces. It opens a new window on the lives of ... More


Queen Elizabeth's Tapestries

Susan Groag Bell

in The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Book of the City of Ladies tapestries housed in the Lady Elizabeth's garderobe in 1547 were not the only form in which Christine de Pizan's works existed in early Renaissance England. A number of ... More


The First Clue

Susan Groag Bell

in The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses evidence that Christine de Pizan's ideas remained current more than a hundred years after her death, enmeshed in a complex cultural and political world. It also addresses the ... More


Anne of Brittany's “Cite Des Dames”

Susan Groag Bell

in The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Margaret of Austria's connection to Christine de Pizan, her writings, and the creation of a set of the Book of the City of Ladies tapestries in Flanders. At the same time, the ... More


Exemplar and Exception: Biography in the Journal for Women

Marilyn Booth

in May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224193
eISBN:
9780520925212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224193.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

A biography of celebrated medieval French writer Christine de Pizan (1364–1430) appears in Young Woman of the East in March 1938. This chapter turns to the rhetoric of exemplarity and generalization, ... More


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