Laurel then wrote this book which includes Virginia Woolf, a well-behaved person and badly behaved in her books, and medieval writer Christine de Pizan
, who even then said that hundreds of women get forgotten.
Especially over the last few decades, Christine de Pizan
has served as a source of inspiration for medievalists and various researchers to such an extent that one might wonder if there is anything left to say about her.
Their topics include religious diversity and the philosophical translation of 12th-century Toledo, nature and the representation of divine creation in the 12th century, the exchange of ideas about music in Paris about 1270-1304, whether Christine de Pizan
was an isolated individual or member of a feminine community of learning, and ritual and music at the Council of Florence.
For instance, in "Christine de Pizan
's Life in Lament," Nadia Margolis traces the historical causes for the many different types of heart-rending lament that Christine de Pizan
penned over her life, ending with a discussion of Pizan's Heures de Contemplacion.
There are household names like groundbreaking fashion designer Coco Chanel, but also lesser knowns, such as Christine de Pizan
, a bookmaker and writer who argued for the worth of women in the early 15th century.
She presents the women's voices in the debate, beginning with Christine de Pizan
Stories span generations and pinpoint women from the Roman Empire, such as Christian pioneer and saint Helena Augusta, to medieval times when Christine de Pizan
became the first female professional writer.
Focusing on the lives and works of three women in particular--15th-century French poet Christine de Pizan
, 19th-century American activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and 20th-century English novelist Virginia Woolf--Ulrich interweaves the experiences of countless other mythical, fictional, and real-life women.
Chapter 5 continues this exploration through varied texts of Honore Bovet and Christine de Pizan
The final essay in this issue of JNCHC is "Building a City of Ladies with Christine de Pizan
and Arkansas State University Honors Students" by Frances Malpezzi.
In chapter one, Newman introduces the large field of her investigation through five case studies in which a spiritually questing biographical or autobiographic persona experiences an encounter with a goddess: Francis of Assisi with lady Poverty in Sacrum commercium sancti Francisci; the Soul with Lady Love in Mechtild of Magdeburg's Flowing Light of the Godhead; Henry Suso with Sophia in his The Life of the Servant; Will with Holy Church in Langland's Piers Plowman; and Christine de Pizan
with Reason, Rectitude, and Justice in The Book of the City of Ladies.
With Lori Walter's essay on Christine de Pizan
we move away from the law, as Waiters focusses on two non-legal texts by an early fifteenth-century writer who, throughout her career, concerned herself with fama as reputation.