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Christine de Pizan and the Moral Defence of Women : Reading beyond Gender - Rosalind Brown-Grant

Christine de Pizan and the Moral Defence of Women

Reading beyond Gender

Hardcover Published: 28th January 2000
ISBN: 9780521641944
Number Of Pages: 244

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Christine de Pizan's Livre de la Cite des Dames (1405) is justly renowned for its full-scale assault on the misogynist stereotypes that dominated the culture of the Middle Ages. Rosalind Brown-Grant locates the Cite in the context of Christine's defense of women as it developed over a number of years and through a range of different texts. This study shows that Christine's case for women nonetheless had an underlying unity in its insistence on the moral, if not the social, equality of the sexes.

'This is a lucidly argued, well-structured, original, and perceptive monograph on four of Christine's prose texts.' Medium Aevum

Introduction
The æquerelle de la RoseÆ: ChristineÆs critique of misogynist doctrine and literary practice
The Epistre Othea: an ethical and allegorical alternative to the Roman de la Rose?
The Avision-Christine: a female exemplar for the princely reader
The Livre de la Cites Dames: generic transformation and the moral defence of women
The Livre des Trois Vertus: a betrayal of the Cite?
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ISBN: 9780521641944
ISBN-10: 0521641942
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 28th January 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.53