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THE CIVILIZATION OF THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY

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« Reply #285 on: January 03, 2009, 06:08:46 pm »

         








                                              CRISTINA (Christine) PIZAN/PISAN





Christine de Pizan (also seen as de Pisan) (1363–c.1434) was a writer of the medieval era who strongly challenged misogyny and stereotypes that were prevalent in the male-dominated realm of the arts.

Pizan completed forty-one pieces during her thirty-year career (1399–1429).

She earned her accolade as Europe’s first professional woman writer.

Her success stems from a wide range of innovative writing and rhetorical techniques that critically challenged renowned male writers, such as Jean de Meun who, to Pizan’s dismay, incorporated miso-
gynist beliefs within their literary works.

In recent decades, Pizan's work has been returned to prominence by the efforts of scholars such as Charity Cannon Willard and Earl Jeffrey Richards. Certain scholars have argued that she should be seen as an early feminist who efficiently used language to convey that women could play an important role within society.

This characterization has been challenged by other critics who claim either that it is an anachronistic
use of the word, or that her beliefs were not progressive enough to merit such a designation
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