The Vision of Christine de Pizan

The Vision of Christine de Pizan

by Glenda McLeod
     
 

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Christine de Pizan's The Vision is both a powerful contemporary response to the chaos that would eventually precipitate Henry V's invasion of France, and a fascinating view of the author's own progress as a woman reader, writer, and public commentator in the late Middle Ages. As a long-time intimate of the French court, Christine here analyses the origins of the civil…  See more details below

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Christine de Pizan's The Vision is both a powerful contemporary response to the chaos that would eventually precipitate Henry V's invasion of France, and a fascinating view of the author's own progress as a woman reader, writer, and public commentator in the late Middle Ages. As a long-time intimate of the French court, Christine here analyses the origins of the civil strife in which France found itself in 1405, and offers a possible future, calling for its resolution in the voice of a prophet. Alongside her documentation of the difficulties faced by a medieval woman left widowed early in life, she also explores issues of gender and authorship, interpretation and misinterpretation in her remarkable career as a writer and advisor of princes. Glenda McLeod is Professor Emerita, Gainesville State College; Charity Cannon Willard was Professor Emerita, Ladycliff College.

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This new rendering into modern English, with its excellent essays and scholarly bibliography, will certainly be read with great profit. MEDIUM AEVUMEssential. CHOICE

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ISBN-13:
9781843842989
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Series:
Library of Medieval Women
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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