As early as 1838, Raimond Thomassy demonstrated in his Essai sur les ecrits politiques de Christine de Pisan
that Christine de Pizan's writings had a political and not simply literary dimension.
Klanac used excerpts from medieval French poet Christine de Pisan
, said to be Europe's first professional writer.
She begins with the noted author Christine de Pisan
, known more in England for her wisdom books than her feminist treatises.
Philippe de Mezieres, Eustache Deschamps, Honore Bovet, and Christine de Pisan
are the poets.
AD Of all the books that interest me, or to mention one in particular, I'm currently reading Rabelais and Christine de Pisan
In contrast to these metacritical authors, as Lorna Jane Abray's essay shows, Christine de Pisan
appropriates Troy's fall quite pointedly as an exemplum; over the course of her career, Christine repeatedly evokes Hector and his fate as a warning to the powerful dukes of her own time, whose lack of self-control might otherwise lead to "a kingdom-ruining holocaust comparable to the fiery destruction" of Troy.
and a few citations to Christine de Pisan
scattered throughout, this is primarily a volume about maidens in medieval England and the views of medieval English writers on them.
It is not their bodies but their upbringing and poor education that explain why women behave in certain ways, Christine de Pisan
posited around 1400 in response to misogynous comments by contemporaries.
Mueller's argument that Lanyer "uses her portrayals of Christ and actual good women to trace the impact of feminine or feminized virtue on the masculine side of a range of standing dichotomies that mark conceptions of social and political relations" (117) demonstrates a poet as vigorous and aware in her challenge to misogyny as Christine de Pisan
two hundred years earlier.