The Vision of Christine de Pizan
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199 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

Series: Library of Medieval Women

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

The Vision of Christine de Pizan

Translated by Glenda McLeod, Glenda McLeod, Charity Cannon Willard and Charity Cannon Willard

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Translation of Christine's autobiographical Vision, both dealing with her own life and career, and offering a possible solution to the troubled state of France at the time.
Christine de Pizan's The Vision is both a powerful contemporary response to the chaos that would eventually precipitate Henry V's invasion of France, and a fascinating view of the author's own progress as a woman reader, writer, and public commentator in the late Middle Ages. As a long-time intimate of the French court, Christine here analyses the origins of the civil strife in which France found itself in 1405, and offers a possible future, callingfor its resolution in the voice of a prophet. Alongside her documentation of the difficulties faced by a medieval woman left widowed early in life, she also explores issues of gender and authorship, interpretation and misinterpretation in her remarkable career as a writer and advisor of princes.

Glenda McLeod is Professor Emerita, Gainesville State College; Charity Cannon Willard was Professor Emerita, Ladycliff College.
"This new rendering into modern English, with its excellent essays and scholarly bibliography, will certainly be read with great profit." MEDIUM AEVUM
"Essential." CHOICE

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9781843842989

March 2012

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Title Details

199 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

Series: Library of Medieval Women

Imprint: D.S.Brewer