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  • Record Number: 17582
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Altmann , Barbara K.
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  • Title: Reopening the Case: Machaut’s “Jugement” Poems as a Source in Christine de Pizan [The author addresses the relationship between Christine’s debate poems and Guillaume Machaut’s “Judgment” poems (also called “dits”). Christine was highly indebted to a French lyric tradition which includes Machaut, but was skeptical of the misogynist content in his writings; thus, her poems transform this literary tradition through female speakers or viewpoints. For instance, Christine’s depiction of male beauty in the “Dit de Poissy” ironically reworks courtly conventions of female beauty. 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 137 - 156.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Beauty in Literature Christine de Pizan, Poet Courtly Literature Debate, Literary Genre Dits, Literary Genre Guillaume de Machaut, Poet Influences Irony Literature- History and Criticism Literature- Verse Sources Speech in Literature Women Authors
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820313076
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