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Christine de Pisan

(c. 1364—1430) Italian writer

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Assembly of Ladies

Assembly of Ladies  

A dream vision (written c.1475?) of 756 lines in rhyme royal (see versification). Its appearance in Thynne's edition of Chaucer (1532) is the only reason for its attribution to Chaucer ...
ballade

ballade  

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Strictly a poem consisting of one or more triplets of seven‐ or (afterwards) eight‐lined stanzas, each ending with the same line as refrain, and usually an envoy addressed to a prince or his ...
cento

cento  

[sen-toh]A written composition made up of fragments taken from other writers. This may be a prose composition, but the term is applied most often to poem that is made up of lines from other poems. ...
Charles V

Charles V  

(1337–80)King of France (1364–80). He earned his nickname from his intellectual pursuits which included book-collecting and artistic patronage, his religious piety, and his cautious adoption of ...
Christine de Pisan

Christine de Pisan (1365–after 1429)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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(1365–after 1429),

French writer, was born in Venice. As a small child she was taken to France,

Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan (c.1364–c.1430)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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French poet and writer. Although there has been frequent disbelief that a woman could write a technical manual on warfare

Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan (c. 1364–c. 1431)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(c. 1364–c. 1431).

Poet and scholar. The rapidly proliferating bibliography devoted to Christine, after some centuries

Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan (1364–1429)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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(1364–1429)

The biography of Christine de Pizan is essentially contained in her works. This quest for herself is

Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(c.1364–c.1430),

Italian-French poet, born in Venice, the daughter of the Italian royal astrologer at the court of ...

Christine de Pizan (Pisan)

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Born in *Italy, Christine was the daughter of Thomas de Pizan, astronomer and physician at the court of

courtesy Books

courtesy Books  

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A book that gives advice to aspiring young courtiers in etiquette and other aspects of behaviour expected at royal or noble courts. This kind of work—sometimes written in verse—first became popular ...
courts

courts  

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Traditionally the power base of a prince and the refuge for courtiers, took on what is now judged their characteristic form during the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Stable ...
dit

dit  

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A type of poem that began to appear in the late 13th c. and remained popular into the 15th. It was not a strictly defined genre. Poems identified as dits ...
exemplum

exemplum  

(plural-pla)A short tale used as an example to illustrate a moral point, usually in a sermon or other didactic work. The form was cultivated in the late Middle Ages, for instance in Robert Mannyng of ...
formes fixes

formes fixes  

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Fixed patterns of text and tune—strophic with refrain—in courtly and popular French dance-songs (13th–14th centuries), which developed into the principal forms of 14th–15th-century French lyric ...
Italian Influences

Italian Influences  

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A balance‐sheet of literary exchange over some seven centuries would doubtless show that Italy's debt to France began earlier, and was the greater, but between the 14th and the end ...
Jean de Meun

Jean de Meun  

(d. 1305).Best known as continuator of the Roman de la Rose (c. 1270–8), Jean de Meun was also an important translator. Still surviving are his renditions of the De ...
Jean le Charlier de Gerson

Jean le Charlier de Gerson  

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(1363–1429).French churchman and spiritual writer. All his life he was concerned for a true reform of the Church by a renewal of the spirit of prayer and sacrifice. He ...
Johannes Andreae

Johannes Andreae  

(c.1270–1348)Born at Rifredo near Florence, Johannes Andreae (Giovanni di Andrea) died of plague at Bologna. He studied theology, canon law (he was received as doctor “despite himself” between 1296 ...
John of Montreuil

John of Montreuil  

(1354–1418)John of Montreuil (Jean Charlin, in Latin Johannes de Monsterio Sicco, de Monsterolio), French Humanist, was born at Monthureux-le-Sec (Vosges) in 1354 and died at Paris in 1418. ...

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