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Christine de Pizan

author and political thinker in medieval France

1364   -   1430

language of expression: Middle French, Latin
occupation: writer, poet, amanuensis, translator

Christine de Pizan or Pisan (French pronunciation: [kʁistin də pizɑ̃] (listen)), born Cristina da Pizzano (1364 – c. 1430), was a poet and author at the court of King Charles VI of France and several French dukes. Venetian by birth, Christine served as a court writer in medieval France after the death of her husband. Christine's patrons included dukes Louis I of Orleans, Philip the Bold, and John the Fearless. Her best known works include The Book of the City of Ladies and The Treasure of the City of Ladies, both written when she worked for John the Fearless of Burgundy. Her books of advice to princesses, princes, and knights remained in print until the 16th century. In recent decades, Christine's work has been returned to prominence by the efforts of scholars Charity Cannon Willard, Earl Jeffrey Richards, Suzanne Solente, Mathilde Laigle and Marie-Josephe Pinet.
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Le livre du chemin de long estude

first-person dream allegory by Christine de Pizan; criticizes the moral state of the world and particularly France, lamenting the results of warfare

author: Christine de Pizan

The Treasure of the City of Ladies

manual of education by medieval Italian-French author Christine de Pizan

author: Christine de Pizan



recueil de poèmes de Christine de Pisan

author: Christine de Pizan

Seulette suis et seulette veux être

poème de Christine de Pisan

author: Christine de Pizan


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