Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9451
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Case , Mary Anne C.
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  • Title: Christine de Pizan and the Authority of Experience [The author argues that Christine was one of several "knowing and singular" feminists in the medieval and early modern periods who maintained that exceptional women should be considered exemplars who demonstrate the potential of all women].
  • Source: Christine de Pizan and the Categories of Difference.  Edited by Marilynn Desmond.  University of Minnesota Press, 1998.  Pages 71 - 87.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Authority Christine de Pizan, Poet Experience Feminist Theory Misogyny in Literature Polemics- Women Querelle de la Rose Women's Nature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources: For Case, Christine's problem lay in the source of her knowledge -- mundane experience, instead of privileged books. Case evokes the puzzling tension between Christine's valorization of instructive experience and her warnings about its potential to confus
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Virginia
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0816630801
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