Christine de Pisan

Standard Name: Christine de Pisan
Birth Name: Christine de Pisan
Indexed Name: Christine de Pizan
Christine de Pisan wrote for a living (years before any woman did this in Britain). She is remarkable both as a sophisticated, polished, and versatile writer of poetry in French, and as a proto-feminist. Her works (more than a dozen of them) quickly reached print (still a rarity when she was writing), both in their original French and in English translations: their titles take varying forms.


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Intertextuality and Influence Julia O'Faolain
The topics covered in richly informative detail, far too many to enumerate, include a father's life-or-death rights over his offspring in ancient Greece, while such topics as buying and selling sex, or the relation...
Textual Features Julia O'Faolain
The texts about women which follow were mostly, especially those of the earlier historical periods, written by men, although the editors have included women's comments when possible. The epigraphs make it a little hard...
Textual Features Sheenagh Pugh
Bryn Asaph conveys the loss of identity suffered by the inhabitants of a Home for Retired Gentlefolk by describing, not the old people there, but the name being removed from the neighbouring house, which has...
Textual Production Marina Warner
Warner has written a significant number of book introductions to texts including Christine de Pisan 's The Book of the City of Ladies, Angela Carter 's edited volume The Second Virago Book of Fairy...


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Christine de Pisan,. Ditié de Jehanne d’Arc. Editors Kennedy, Angus J. and Kenneth Varty, Society for the Study of Mediaeval Languages and Literature, 1977.
Christine de Pisan,. Epître d’Othéa. Editor Gheyn, Joseph van den, Vromont, 1913.
McLeod, Glenda P., and Christine de Pisan. “Introduction”. Christine de Pizan: Christine’s Vision, Garland, 1993, p. xi - lv.
Christine de Pisan,. Le livre de la cité des dames. Editors Hicks, Eric and Thérése Moreau, Stock, 1986.
Christine de Pisan,. Le livre des trois vertus. Editor Willard, Charity Cannon, H. Champion, 1912.
Christine de Pisan,. Oeuvres poétiques de Christine de Pisan. Editor Roy, Maurice, Vol.
3 vols
, Firman Didot, 1896.