Christine de Pizan and the Categories of Difference

Christine de Pizan and the Categories of Difference

by Marilynn Desmond, State University of New York at Binghamt
     
 

Christine de Pizan, an Italian-born writer in French in the early 15th century, composed lyric poetry, debate poetry, political biography, and allegory. Her texts constantly negotiate the hierarchical and repressive discourses of late medieval court culture. How they do so is the focus of this volume, which places Christine's work in the context of larger discussions…  See more details below

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Christine de Pizan, an Italian-born writer in French in the early 15th century, composed lyric poetry, debate poetry, political biography, and allegory. Her texts constantly negotiate the hierarchical and repressive discourses of late medieval court culture. How they do so is the focus of this volume, which places Christine's work in the context of larger discussions about medieval authorship, identity, and categories of difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816630813
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Medieval Cultures Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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