Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18024
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Brownlee , Kevin.
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  • Title: The Image of History in Christine de Pizan’s "Livre de la Mutacion de Fortune" [Christine creates a double representation of history in this poem. In addition to relating all the great events in human history, she also presents a personal history in the form of an allegorical autobiography. This narrative fictionalizes her own development into the author of the book, as Christine presents her past self reading a sequence of wall paintings. As she narrates these images, Christine establishes her unique authority as a female poet of history, differentiating herself from the male wall-reading protagonists of the Aeneid, Roman de le Rose, the Prose Lancelot, and Dante’s Divine Comedy. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source URL: Yale French Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) (1991): 44-56. Special Editions: Style and Values in Medieval Art and Literature.Link Info target = '_blank'>Yale French Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) (1991): 44-56. Special Editions: Style and Values in Medieval Art and Literature.Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Allusion Authority Authorship Autobiography Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre de la Mutacion de Fortune Dante Alighieri, Poet- Divina Comedia- Purgatorio Ekphrasis, Rhetorical Form Historiography History Lancelot en Prose, Romance Literature- Verse
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00440078
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