Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3048
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Fenster , Thelma.
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  • Title: Perdre son latin: Christine de Pizan and Vernacular Humanism [The author suggests that rather than argue over Christine's command of Latin, scholars should recognize the contributions she made to French prose].
  • Source: Christine de Pizan and the Categories of Difference.  Edited by Marilynn Desmond.  University of Minnesota Press, 1998.  Pages 91 - 107.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Christine de Pizan, Poet French Language Latin Language Literature- Prose Querelle de la Rose Vernacular Language
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources: Fenster argues that Christine's sometimes ornate French prose reflects this writer's effort to ennoble the mother tongue, to match the subtlety of Latin expression in the language of the people. Although she does not say so in as many words, Fenster's arg
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  • Author's Affiliation: Fordham University
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0816630801
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