Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17583
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Curnow , Maureen Cheney.
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  • Title: La Pioche d’Inquisition: Legal-Judicial Content and Style in Christine de Pizan’s "Livre de la Cite des Dames" [During her early years as a writer, Christine had extensive experience with royal law courts and legal proceedings both in her own life and in connection with her father and her husband. Christine’s knowledge and application of legal terminology and style in her work reflects the close connection between law and rhetoric in medieval education. Drawing upon her own education, Christine uses legal vocabulary in her poetry as part of a larger argument in favor of female participation in the law. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan.  Edited by Earl Jeffrey Richards, Joan Williamson, Nadia Margolis, and Christine Reno.  University of Georgia Press, 1992.  Pages 157 - 172.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Christine de Pizan, Poet Courts of Law, Royal Language Law in Literature Literature- Verse Rhetoric Women Authors
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820313076