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  Christine de Pizan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Christine de Pizan presenting her book to Isabelle of Bavaria, surrounded by the ladies of the court, from the British Library's Harley 4431 manuscript, f.3.
Christine’s stance that experience is a valid match for so-called scholarly evidence becomes a platform for new histories based in the experiences of groups outside the norm.
Christine de Pizan offers the idea that women should look, through exempla like these, to other women for their defense, and that a collective past of women could be a source of energy in their collective struggle for justice.
www.uweb.ucsb.edu /~schess/courses/christine   (2499 words)

 Christine de Pizan and Establishing Female Literary Authority
Christine inscribed her life into her texts: she is a frequent character in her own texts, and she alludes to her personal experiences as integral parts of her texts.
Christine, born in Venice in 1364, was the daughter of Thomas de Pizan, a respected astrologer.
Christine was clearly aware of the important role Isabeau played as Queen and protector of the future of the Valois dynasty in the troubled political climate of the reign of Charles VI.
employees.oneonta.edu /farberas/arth/arth214_folder/christine.html   (5038 words)

 Christine de Pizan
Christine of Pizan was born in 1363 in Venice, Italy.
Christine's arguments, particularly regarding the question of the equality of the sexes, also reveal that she was well-read in the contemporary disputations of clerics and scholars of her own time.
Christine, for instance, is credited with introducing the writings of Dante to the French, and her work The Fayttes of Armes is based on her reading of Vegetius a writer of ancient Rome.
www.csupomona.edu /~plin/ls201/christine1.html   (548 words)

Christine gave birth to three children, and the marriage was very happy—even though the couple’s parents, not them, had arranged it.
Christine’s follow-up to "City of Ladies" was "A Mirror of Honor: the Treasury of the City of Ladies".
While Christine de Pizan did not try to prove women to be men’s equals, and consequently did not, she was determined to show that women could do something besides have babies.
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 Christine de Pizan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Christine was left a widow at the age of twenty-five with three small children, her mother and a niece to support.
Christine de Pisan became popular and her work was later supported by many lords and ladies of medieval Europe, including Berry, Brabant and Limburg,the Dukes of Burgundy, King Charles VI, and his wife Queen Isabella of Bavaria.
Christine de Pisan was very devoted to France and was horrified by the civil strife that erupted after the assassination of Louis of Orleans.
www.distinguishedwomen.com /biographies/pisan.html   (530 words)

 Christine de Pizan
She is the first secular professional woman writer in the West, and her moral and political commentary often sounds notes in harmony with contemporary feminist concerns such as equal access to education for males and females, the deleterious effects of misogynist art, and domestic abuse.
Christine scholars have brought a great deal of sophistication to interpretations of didactic works, and have demonstrated agility in treating works that, at first glance, seem to be nothing more than bland support for the status quo.
Christine de Pizan 2000: Studies on Christine de Pizan in Honour of Angus J. Kennedy.
www.columbia.edu /cu/english/orals/Pizan.htm   (759 words)

 Christine de Pisan
Christine de Pisan (circa 1365 - circa 1430) was a French poet and arguably the first female author in Europe to make a living from being a writer (Marie de France being the other likely candidate).
In her Dit de la rose (1402) she describes an order of the rose, the members of which bind themselves by vow to defend the honour of women.
The Moral Proverbs of Christyne de Pise, translated by Earl Rivers, was printed in 1478 by Caxton, who himself translated, by order of Henry VII, her Livre des faitz d'armes, ci de chevalerie, a treatise on the art of war, based chiefly on Vegetius.
www.themiddleages.net /people/christine_pisan.html   (995 words)

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Christine de Pizan was able to become successful in a time when women had no legal rights and were considered their father's or husband's property.
Christine's education was cut short due to her marriage to Etienne de Castel at age fifteen.
Christine was also left with the sole responsibility to care for her mother and niece.
faculty.msmc.edu /lindeman/piz3.html   (1273 words)

 Christine de Pizan
Christine de Pizan's most famous work is Le Livre de la cité des dames (1405, The Book of the City of Ladies), which defended the capabilities and virtues of women against misogynist writings of the day.
Christine de Pizan was the most prolific woman writer of the Middle Ages, equally adept in prose and poetry.
Christine's prose style, modelled on Latin, was more complex than her ballads, which often come close to the intimate and subtle spirit of contemporary paintings.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /pizan.htm   (1468 words)

 Christine de Pizan: Her Life and Works, A Biography by Charity Cannon Willard
Christine's mother was more conventional in her outlook and believed that her daughter should tend to her spinning.
When Christine was widowed, she was left to care for 3 children, her widowed mother, and a niece.
Christine did not hesitate to accept his offer to take her son Jean into his household in England as a [end of page 42] companion for his own son, only slightly younger than Jean.
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 Home - Faculty of Arts at The University of Auckland, New Zealand
The Christine de Pizan Society is an international group of faculty, independent scholars, and students interested in Christine de Pizan.
Christine de Pizan scholars lost a preeminent and much loved member of the community when Charity Cannon Willard passed away after a brief illness on June 5, 2005, at the age of 90.
Professor Willard's unsurpassed biography of Christine de Pizan, Christine de Pizan: Her Life and Works, published in 1984, continues to introduce students and scholars to the fascinating story of the poet's life and works.
www.arts.auckland.ac.nz /sites/index.cfm?S=M_PIZAN   (344 words)

 Christine de Pizan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christine de Pizan (also seen as de Pisan) (1364–1430) was a medieval writer, rhetorician, and critic, who strongly challenged misogyny in the male-dominated realm of the arts.
Christine de Pizan contributed to the rhetorical tradition as a woman counteracting the dominant discourse of the time.
Bell Mirabella discusses de Pizan’s ability to refute the patriarchal discourse in her article Feminist Self-Fashioning: Christine de Pisan and The Treasure of the City of Ladies (in The European Journal of Women’s Studies, 1999).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christine_de_Pizan   (1753 words)

 A Moment in Time: Medieval Women: Christine de Pizan - Part II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Both Christine's father and husband - as trusted officers of Charles V - saw their duties retracted and secured only diminished roles in the factional washout after the accession of the new king.
Christine was left with three young children, a widowed mother and niece to support and a disputed inheritance.
De Pizan, Christine, A Medieval Woman's Mirror of Honor The Treasury of the City of Ladies, Charity Cannon Willard, trans.
ehistory.osu.edu /world/amit/display.cfm?amit_id=2279   (464 words)

 Christine de Pizan II: The Path of Long Study
Christine apparently aspires to be a wise and learned woman like the Sibyl, while Dante aimed to be, like Virgil, the great epic poet of his age.
Note the presence of Christine's father, who encouraged her learning, among the poets on mount Parnassus; her mother was less supportive (note how she awakes Christine from her dream at the end of the reading).
Review the selections from the City of Ladies; note that Christine encounters three allegorical ladies, Reason, Rectitude and Justice, who teach her to trust her own experience (131) and to recognize that the misogynistic writings of Matheolus and other literary "authorities" hostile to women are false.
cla.calpoly.edu /~dschwart/engl203/christine2.html   (878 words)

 Christine de Pizan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Christine's father, Tommaso di Benvenuto da Pizzano (Thomas de Pizan), moved from Venice to France as court astrologer to Charles V, when Christine was about three.
In Paris, with her father's support and encouragement, Christine was given a classical education comparable to that of a well-educated boy of the time.
Christine de Pizan deserves significant recognition for both her poetry and prose.
digital.library.upenn.edu /women/pisan/Christine.html   (432 words)

 Christine de Pizan: the Making of the Queen's Manuscript: Homepage
The manuscript is a work in Middle French by Christine de Pizan completed in Paris from 1413 to 1414.
The project is located in the University of Edinburgh, partly in the French section of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, partly in the Special Collections department of Edinburgh University Library (EUL).
The research programme is being carried out in partnership with the British Library which is contributing a complete set of high resolution digital images of Harley 4431.
www.pizan.lib.ed.ac.uk   (193 words)

 Christine de Pizan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Perhaps what Christine de Pizan found most alluring in Jeanne d'Arc was her eagerness to go, not only where no woman had gone before, but where no man had worn the path down either; she was not only the first woman to lead France in War, but the first person under 19 to do so.
Unlike Christine, Joan had faced adversity early on in the form of her parents who wished to force a husband upon her.
While (respectively) Christine's father was encouraging her classical education, which would later help support her own children, Joan was on trial against her parents for refusing to marry.
faculty.smu.edu /bwheeler/Ency/cpizan.html   (391 words)

 Christine de Pizan
Born in Venice, Christine was taken as a small child to Paris, where her father, a scholar and physician, had received an appointment at the court of Charles V. In 1380 she was married to a royal secretary.
Christine does not participate, although a woman who has joined them suggests that the description of lovers' sufferings is merely "a common tale, told to women to persuade them" (ll.937-38).
Regina de Cormier), and from Jeux a vendre and Enseignemens moraux (tr.
home.infionline.net /~ddisse/christin.html   (9757 words)

Welcome to the enlarged Version 2 of the Christine de Pizan Database which draws on a corpus of modern scholarly editions of her works in verse and prose.
It is hoped, nonetheless, that the larger body of material presented here will encourage further research on Christine the writer, and on the themes and subjects which inspired her.
The database does not include nine of Christine de Pizan's works, either because copyright problems have still to be resolved with the publishers or because the work in question has not yet been edited.
www.arts.ed.ac.uk /french/christine/cpstart.htm   (1852 words)

Christine's concerns are neither theological nor metaphysical; her quest for knowledge is seen in its function of the attainment of human wisdom.
Christine knew the contents of the king's library from first-hand experience; she points out that his love of learning was not limited to the improvement of his own mind; by sponsoring French translations of Latin works, he showed that the wisdom of antiquity was not incompatible with Christian virtues.
Christine's primary concern is the formulation of civic and moral values that could be applied to the urgent problems of her time.
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 Christine de Pizan: Equalizing Love in the City of Women
Hailed as a proto-feminist, Christine de Pizan (circa 1364–circa 1431) railed against the misogynist view of love that had been promoted in Ovid and the Roman de la Rose.
Such works filled her with a hatred of self “and of the entire feminine sex, as though we were monstrosities of nature.” Her response was Le Livre de la Cité des Dames (1405), which laid the foundation for a renewed interest in women, on women's terms.
Using works that had often been used in misogynist ways, Christine highlighted the virtuous actions of the women therein, focusing on their steadfastness and nobility in the sphere of love.
www.virtualmuseum.ca /Exhibitions/Valentin/English/4/444.php3   (179 words)

 Christine de Pizan and the Categories of Difference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Christine de Pizan, an Italian-born writer in French in the early fifteenth century, composed lyric poetry, debate poetry, political biography, and allegory.
At times complicit, at times subversive, at times revisionary, 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.
www.upress.umn.edu /Books/D/desmond_christine.html   (301 words)

 Christine de Pizan in Fifteenth Century England
English 415: Christine de Pizan in Fifteenth-Century England
This course satisfies the medieval distribution requirement for graduate students in the English Department and is crosslisted as a WGST course for undergraduates.
Christine de Pizan, Letter of Othea to Hector, trans.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~jchance/christin.html   (786 words)

 Christine de Pizan
Christine de Pizan (circa 1365 - circa 1430) was a French poet and arguably the first female author in Europe to make a living from being a writer (Marie de France being the other likely candidate).
When she was 24 her husband, Étienne du Castel, died which led to Pizan becoming a writer in order to support her three children.
In her works, she attacked the then popular view that women were second class citizens.
www.themiddleages.net /people/christine_pizan.html   (986 words)

 Christine du Pizan
For there is no man who could sum up the enormous benefits which have come about through women and which come about every day, and I proved this for you with the examples of the noble ladies who gave the sciences and arts to the world.
I am sure that, on account of these things, you do not think you are worth less but rather that you consider it a great treasure for yourself; and you doubtless have reason to.
www.dhushara.com /book/renewal/voices2/pizan.htm   (2982 words)

 ETRC Textbase: Early Modern French Women Writers
Christine de Pizan: Le Dit de la Rose
Gournay, Marie de: «Égalité des hommes et des femmes» suivi du «
Marguerite de Navarre: Les Quatre dames et les quatre gentilzho
erc.lib.umn.edu /dynaweb/french/@Generic__CollectionView   (59 words)

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Christine de Pizan became a success during a time when women were second class citizens.
Her life and works demonstrate her strong will and well learned background, in too many fields to mention.
This web site is not complete but does highlight Christine de Pizan's life and perhaps her greatest achievement, which was her philosophy on the oppression of women.
faculty.msmc.edu /lindeman/piz1.html   (94 words)

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