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Title Debate of the Romance of the rose / Christine de Pizan, and others ; edited and translated by David F. Hult
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 286 pages) : illustrations
Series The other voice in early modern Europe
Other voice in early modern Europe.
Contents Acknowledgments; Series Editors' Introduction; Volume Editor's Introduction; Volume Editor's Bibliography; I. Christine and the Rose before the Debate; II. The Debate: First Phase; III. The Debate: Second Phase; IV. Aftermath; V. Christine's Later Mentions of the Romance of the Rose; Series Editors' Bibliography; Index of People and Places; Index of Allegorical Personifications and Mythological and Fictional Characters
Summary In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365-1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read Romance of the Rose for its blatant and unwarranted misogynistic depictions of women. The debate that ensued, over not only the merits of the treatise but also of the place of women in society, started Europe on the long path to gender parity. Pizan's criticism sparked a continent-wide discussion of issues that is still alive today in disputes about art and morality, especially the civic responsib
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes In English; translated from documents in Old French or Latin
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Subject Christine, de Pisan, approximately 1364-approximately 1431 -- Correspondence.
Guillaume, de Lorris, active 1230. Roman de la rose.
Jean, de Montreuil, 1354-1418 -- Correspondence.
Courtly love in literature.
Feminism and literature -- France.
Romances -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
Author Christine, de Pisan, approximately 1364-approximately 1431. Correspondence. Selections
Jean, de Montreuil, 1354-1418. Correspondence. Selections
Hult, David F., 1952-
ISBN 0226670147 (electronic bk.)
9780226670140 (electronic bk.)