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  • Record Number: 1447
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lutkus , Anne D. and Julia M. Walker
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  • Title: PR Pas PC: Christine de Pizan's Pro-Joan Propaganda
  • Source: Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and Charles T. Wood.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 145 - 160.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Charles VII, King of France Christine de Pizan, Poet- Ditie de Jehanne d 'Arc Joan of Arc, Saint Literature- Verse Politics Propaganda
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Abstract: To accept as factual the date of "the last day of July 1429" in the last stanza of Christine de Pizan's "DitiĆ© de Jehanne d'Arc" is both to ignore the problem that the poem describes events that took place only two days earlier and to dismiss the political implications of the poet's argument that Joan's expressed desire to take Paris constitutes what is best for France. This essay argues that the poem is political propaganda supporting Joan of Arc rather than Charles VII on the issue of Paris. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
  • Author's Affiliation: State University of New York, Geneseo, University of Rochester
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323379