Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18025
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hicks , Eric.
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  • Title: “Le Livre des Trois Vertus” of Christine de Pizan: Beinecke MS. 427 [Christine exerted a large degree of control over the production and transmission of her writings. Although it is unknown whether any existing manuscript of Christine’s work is written in her own handwriting, Christine did act as both author and editor of manuscripts containing her own poetry. The paintings in Beinecke MS. 427 suggest that Christine also oversaw the illumination of her manuscripts, as the representation of allegorical figures in this volume follow the text of the poem more closely than the illustrations in other manuscripts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source URL: Yale French Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) (1991): 57-71. Special Editions: Style and Values in Medieval Art and Literature.Link Info target = '_blank'>Yale French Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) (1991): 57-71. Special Editions: Style and Values in Medieval Art and Literature.Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre des Trois Vertus Editing Texts Illumination of Manuscripts Literature- Verse Manuscripts- Production Scribes and Scriptoria Women Authors
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University, MS Beinecke 427. Lavish mid-fourteenth century copy with four miniatures, clear hand and few abbreviations. Its present binding bears the arms of Pajot d’Ons-en-Bray, a branch of the Crevecoeur.
  • Illustrations: Five Figures. Figure One Handwriting in MS. Fr. 835, v. 85v and 86r (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale). One line of writing by Scribe “P.” Figure Two Handwriting in MS. Reg. Lat. 920, f. 1r and 3r (Vatican Library). Three lines of writing by Scribe “R.” Figure Three Handwriting in MS. Fr. 580, f. 54v, dated October 5, 1405; MS. 24864, f. 14r, dated 1410; and MS. 24786, f. 96r, dated January 20, 1418 (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale). Handwriting samples from three different points during the life of a single scribe (Scribe “X”). Figure Four MS. Phillipps 128, f. 14v (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale). Marginal symbol and note by Scribe “X-prime.” Figure Five MS. Phillipps 128, f. 17v (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale). Four lines of handwriting, written hastily.
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00440078
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