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  • Record Number: 17581
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Beer , Jeanette M. A.
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  • Title: Stylistic Conventions in "Le Livre de la mutacion de Fortune" [In her allegorical poem, Christine uses rhetorical devices (particularly “dilatio,” “amplificatio,” and “abbreviatio”) in order to construct her relationship with her readers. While she does use some tropes that male poets use, Christine disassociates herself from particular tropes used in Jean de Meun’s “Roman de la Rose” and Guillaume Machaut’s “Livre de Voir-Dit.” The author also argues that Christine is unable to integrate the question of Jewish history into the larger historical vision of the work. 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 124 - 136.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre de la Mutacion de Fortune Historiography Jews in Literature Literature- Verse Readers Rhetoric Tropes Women Authors
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820313076