The Writings of Christine De Pizan eBook » Writings

The Writings of Christine De Pizan eBook » Writings Christine de Pizan, France’s first woman of letters, is widely known for her classic Book of the City of Ladies Persea but very few of her many other distinguished works have been translated into English The Writings of Christine de Pizan offers lengthy excerpts of nearly all of Christine’s works, in authoritative and gracious translations Among the writings are Christine’s autobiography; lyric and allegorical poetry; the official biography of King Charles V; writings on women, warfare, politics, love, and the human condition; writings from the famous Quarrel of the Rose; The Book of the City of Ladies; The Treasury of the City of Ladies; The Book of the Duke of True Lovers; and Christine’s triumphant poem on Joan of Arc Edited and with an introduction by the foremost authority on Christine’s work, Charity Cannon Willard, who sets the writings in historical, biographical, and literary context 

10 thoughts on “The Writings of Christine De Pizan

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    Oh flighty youth, so blind and capricious! You do not realize what is good for you; you take pleasure only in vain and worthless things, and pursue nothing else.
    -from Christine's Vision

    I continue to be intrigued by Christine de Pizan, this remarkably intelligent woman who made a good name for herself in a time in which women didn't usually achieve such goals. She was an adept s

  2. Zhanna Ter-Zakaryan Zhanna Ter-Zakaryan says:

    absolutely loved exploring female philosophers, especially of the Humanist era. Christine de Pizan successfully demonstrates the women’s capabilities in the society, uses females to educate other
    females, and records overall women’s role within the history of human development. The continuous empowerment in her text is amusing, especially for the century and society she was living in.

  3. Jillian Haro Jillian Haro says:

    I LOVED it. There is so much truth and depth and analytical psychiatry! And, it's truly beautiful. It's more of a book for women, so that's a warning.

  4. Becky Becky says:


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