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  • Record Number: 17585
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Reno , Christine.
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  • Title: The Preface to the “Avision-Christine” in ex-Phillips 128 [Reno provides a transcription and translation of the Preface to the “Avision-Christine” as it appears in a previously unpublished manuscript. The preface explains to the reader how to read Christine de Pizan’s allegorical poem. Reno explains Christine’s ties to the allegorical exegetical tradition and to Boccaccio’s poetry, concluding that Christine blended Italian humanism and French courtly traditions in her writings. She concludes that Christine must have read some of Boccaccio’s work in the original Latin. 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 207 - 227.
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  • Article Type: Edition of Text;Essay;Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Boccaccio, Giovanni, Author Christine de Pizan, Poet Humanism Literature- Verse Prologues Manuscripts Women Authors
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Formerly known as Phillips MS 128, now in a private collection. The Preface to the “Avision-Christine” is written on a quire of 6 folios. A full description of the manuscript is in Gilbert Ouy and Christine Reno, “Identification des autographes de Christi
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820313076
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