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  • Record Number: 17577
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): McLeod , Glenda.
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  • Title: Poetics and Antimisogynist Polemics in Christine de Pizan’s "Le Livre de la Cite des Dames" [The author explores the central role of morality and ethics in Christine’s work. The “Livre” is a work of generic and allegorical sophistication. In this text, Christine adapts some of the structures and rhetorical conventions of scholasticism in order to attack literary misogyny. The author compares the literary strategies used in Christine’s work to the allegorical procedures used by scholastic thinkers. 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 37 - 47.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre de la Cite des Dames Ethics Literature- Prose Misogyny in Literature Morality Rhetoric Scholasticism Women Authors
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820313076
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