Christine de Pisan


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, 1364–c.1430, French poet, of Italian descent. She wrote many verse romances and works in prose, as well as the lyric poems for which she is most famous. Remarkable in character and learning, Christine sought to express the dignity of woman.
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Pisan, Christine de

(krēstēn` də pēzäN`), 1364–c.1430, French poet, of Italian descent. She wrote many verse romances and works in prose, as well as the lyric poems for which she is most famous. Remarkable in character and learning, Christine sought to express the dignity of woman. Her writings include Le Livre des fais d'armes et de chevalerie, first translated and printed by Caxton as The Book of Fayttes of Armes and of Chivalrye (1489; new ed. 1932) and Le Livre du duc des vrais amans (tr. The Book of the Duke of True Lovers, 1908).

Christine de Pisan

?1364--?1430, French poet and prose writer, born in Venice. Her works include ballads, rondeaux, lays, and a biography of Charles V of France
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Benoite Groult's essay "La philosophie du mepris: Ses consequences cruelles, linguistiques, politiques" pays homage to women who had the courage to break with tradition and become creative artists in their own right, thus opening the way for others: Heloise, Christine de Pisan, Marie de Gournay, et cetera.
Organized chronologically by author -- the earliest as fifteenth-century Christine de Pisan (1364-1431), the latest, Emily Greene Balch (1867-1961) -- McDonald offers a brief biography and introduction to each excerpt, then pieces of primary text.
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The Forerunners of Feminism in French Literature of the Renaissance from Christine de Pisan to Marie de Gournay.
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