Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5199
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  • Title: The Widow as Virgin: Desexualized Narrative in Christine de Pizan's "Livre de la cité des dames"
  • Source: Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl.  St. Martin's Press, 1999.  Pages 49 - 62.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Authority in Literature Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre de la Cite des Dames Christine, Martyr, Saint Literature- Prose Virginity in Literature Widows in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources: Continuing with the theme of solitude, Angela Weisl's article The Widow as Virgin: Desexualized Narrative in Christine de Pizan's Livre de la Cite des Dames" focuses on one specific author, Christine de Pizan. Weisl shows how in Christine's widowhood, her
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312211368
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