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The Debate: First Phase

Christine de Pizan

in Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The opening volley of the battle against the highly popular and widely read Romance of the Rose for its blatant and unwarranted misogynistic depictions of women occurred in the first years of the ... More


Women and Latin in Renaissance France

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines late medieval aristocratic French women's patronage of writing in the vernacular and of translation. It discusses Christine de Pizan and educated women in 15th-century France. ... More


The Debate: Second Phase

Christine de Pizan

in Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The second phase of the debate was inadvertently initiated by what might be considered the surprising intervention of one of the most prominent theologians of the time, Jean Gerson, who published a ... More


Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Christine de Pizan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365–1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read ... More


Christine's Later Mentions of the Romance of the Rose

Christine de Pizan

in Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Rose debate does not simply represent a quaint affair in which Christine de Pizan nobly stood up for the cause of women and what is frequently considered an outdated Christian morality. Not only ... More


Christine and the Rose before the Debate

Christine de Pizan

in Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores Christine de Pizan's major defense of women and their rights before the literary debate sparked by her on the highly popular and widely read Romance of the Rose. The chapter ... More


Aftermath

Christine de Pizan

in Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The sermons of Jean Gerson are collected together with others of his sermons, both in French and in Latin. In the opening of this sermon delivered on the third Sunday of Advent, Gerson discusses the ... More


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