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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

reduce sexual violence. Following this revision of “courtly love” in the romance, I propose that the early-fifteenth-century Parisian writer Christine de Pizan also emphasizes the paradoxical form of the relationship between the sexes. From Christine, I

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Neslihan Ekmekçioğlu

Deus Rex Judaeorum to Lady Susan, the Countess Dowager of Kent, she expressed her thanks to that noble and virtuous person as ‘the mistress of my youth, / the noble guide of my ungoverned days’. Like Christine de Pizan (author of early fifteenth

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Representations of Women in the French Imaginary

Historicizing the Gallic Singularity

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

-century European and American contexts, has recently argued for the existence of a distinctive tradition of French discussion and debate over “the woman question” that has its origins at least as early as Christine de Pizan's publication of Le livre de la cité des

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The Colony as the Mystical Body of Christ

Theopolitical Embodiment in Mexico

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

political thinker Christine de Pizan (1364–1430) elaborated this hierarchy in The Book of the Body Politic (1994: 90) , which addressed “the whole of the people in common, described as the belly, legs, and feet, so that the whole be formed and joined in

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Blanche, Two Chaucers and the Stanley Family

Rethinking the Reception of The Book of the Duchess

Simon Meecham-Jones

Ewelme. If there is no clue as to how she viewed the heritage of her grandfather’s art, there are signs that she engaged with contemporary literature. A list of Alice’s books from Ewelme includes a copy of Christine de Pizan’s City of Ladies. 71 She has

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Christine Adams

back at least to Christine de Pizan. 9 In her recent book, The Woman Question in France , Karen Offen forcefully makes the point that, over the course of the early modern era, male cultural critics in France celebrated the influence of women on morals