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Vision of Christine de Pizan

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ISBN-10: 184384298X

ISBN-13: 9781843842989

Edition: 2012

Authors: Glenda McLeod, Charity Cannon Willard

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The last of Christine de Pizan's book-length allegories, The Vision (L'Avision) was written at a time of tumult in both the history of France and Christine's own professional life. It 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, calling for its resolution in the voice of a prophet. Interwoven with this analysis is her own…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 199
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English