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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


Trobairitz and Troubadours and the Shadow Religion

William M. Reddy

in The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226706269
eISBN:
9780226706283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706283.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the original cultural context of the songs of the trobairitz and troubadours, who first popularized the courtly love ideal. It shows that “courtly love,” as developed by William ... More


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