Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1411
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Stecopoulos , Eleni and Karl D. Uitti
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  • Title: Christine de Pizan’s “Le Livre de la Cite des Dames”: The Reconstruction of Myth [The author examines Christine’s response to a misogynist literary tradition through her treatment of myth and history. Christine derives mythological material from Boccaccio and largely recasts female mythological figures (like goddesses) as historical figures, in contrast to the more common trend of mythologizing history (treating historical figures as mythological). Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan.  Edited by Earl Jeffrey Richards, Joan Williamson, Nadia Margolis, and Christine Reno.  University of Georgia Press, 1992.  Pages 48 - 62.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Boccaccio, Giovanni, Author- De Mulieribus Claris Ceres (Mythological Figure) Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre de la Cite des Dames History, Literary Genre Literature- Canon Literature- Prose Medea (Mythological Figure) Minerva (Mythological Figure) Misogy
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820313076
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