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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


Theorizing the Rose: Crises of Textual Authority in the Querelle de la Rose

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

During the period 1401–1403 occurred the famous Querelle de la Rose, in which Jean Gerson, theologian and chancellor of the University of Paris, and the ‘proto-feminist’ Christine de Pizan debated ... More


Christine de Pizan’s Dit de la pastoure: The Shepherdess as a Poet

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In her 1403 Dit de la pastoure, Christine de Pizan turns the century-old French pastourelle inside-out. The most radical and sweeping innovation that Christine brings to bear on the pastourelle is ... More


Medieval Mythography, Volume 3: The Emergence of Italian Humanism, 1321-1475

Jane Chance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060125
eISBN:
9780813050492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060125.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book focuses on the advent of hybrid mythography in the Middle Ages as a form of commentary in vernacular poetry and, alternatively, as restyled and reformatted Latin prose commentary that ... More


The Formal Case: The Corpus

Alcuin Blamires

in The Case for Women in Medieval Culture

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186304
eISBN:
9780191674501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186304.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The medieval defence of women is liable to strike readers new to it as a glorious cocktail: common-sense observations about respect for mothers mixed up with bits of biblical discussion, encomia on ... More


The Machaut Map: Geoffrey Chaucer, Christine de Pizan, the Diegetic Self, and Pre-Renaissance Individualism in Northern Europe

Burt Kimmelman

in Machaut's Legacy: The Judgment Poetry Tradition in the Later Middle Ages and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813062419
eISBN:
9780813053080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062419.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyzes Guillaume de Machaut’s legacy as inherited by Geoffrey Chaucer and Christine de Pizan, especially in the context of a conceptualization of both Machaut the poet and his poetry ... More


The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Geri L. Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

One of the most popular genres created and performed by Medieval troubadours and trouvères was the pastourelle. Though it varied greatly in its details, the genre was dominated by the following ... 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


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


The Case for Women in Medieval Culture

Alcuin Blamires

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186304
eISBN:
9780191674501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186304.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Misogyny is of course not the whole story of medieval discourse on women: medieval culture also envisaged a case for women. But hitherto studies of profeminine attitudes in that period's culture have ... 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


Allegory and Female Agency

Maureen Quilligan

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at materiality in works where allegory seemed mostly abstraction. It considers allegory in the Renaissance by focusing on Christine de Pizan's City of Ladies and the way in which ... 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


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


Mother Tongues: English and French in fifteenth‐century England

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the role of women in the inheritance and propagation of vernacular languages. It reassesses the status of English through historical and linguistic evidence and such figures as ... 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


Transgender Time

Robert Mills

in Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers the benefits of filtering medieval ideas of unnatural sex through the postmodern category transgender. It begins by engaging with conceptions of transgender time in recent ... More


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