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  • Record Number: 9853
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Dudash , Susan J.
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  • Title: Christine de Pizan and the "menu peuple" [The author examines the representation of the poor and laboring classes in four of Christine de Pizan's texts. The purposes of the texts, the audiences addressed, and the characterizations of the "menu peuple" vary, but in each case Christine serves as an intercessor on behalf of the suffering and the weak. Furthermore, she does not hesitate to point out the responsibilities of rulers and the unjust treatment of the lower classes including prostitutes and the destitute. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Speculum 78, 3 (July 2003): Pages 788 - 831.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Christine de Pizan, Poet- Lavision- Christine Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre de la Paix Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre des Trois Vertus Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre du Corps de Policie Handbooks Intercession in Literature Literature- Prose Political
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Utah State University, Logan
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134
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