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By Rosalind Brown-Grant

ISBN-10: 0521641942

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Christine de Pizan's Livre de l. a. Cité des Dames (1405) is justly well known for its full-scale attack at the misogynist stereotypes that ruled the tradition of the center a long time. Rosalind Brown-Grant locates the Cité within the context of Christine's security of ladies because it constructed over a few years and during more than a few various texts. This examine indicates that Christine's case for ladies still had an underlying team spirit in its insistence at the ethical, if no longer the social, equality of the sexes.

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Booth, The Rhetoric of Fiction (University of Chicago Press, 1983), second edition, 211± 40. See also Minnis, `Theorizing', 19; and Minnis, Authorship, 193 ±4. Christine may well have been familiar with Boccaccio's praise of Dante as `(standing) forth rather as a Catholic and sacred theologian than a mere mythmaker': see Boccaccio on Poetry, 113. See also Robert Hollander, `Dante theologus-poeta', Dante Studies 94 (1976), 91± 136. For a similar view of Dante, see Benvenuto da Imola in his commentary on the Divina Commedia, quoted in Hardison, Medieval Literary Criticism, 87: `no other poet ever knew how to praise or blame with more excellence .

Fr. 848, see Willard, Life, 95. , 14± 22. Minnis, `Theorizing', 14 ±18. ' (85, lines 655±6). Gerson also claims that Jean ¯outs the second rule of poetic decorum, namely the provision of a correct context for a character's speech, which is determined by the person to whom the character speaks, the precise purpose of the speech, etc. Citing once again the example of Raison, Gerson asserts that the context of her speech on how to refer to human genitalia given the fallen nature of language is inappropriate, because the person to whom she speaks, Fol Amoureux, being neither a clerk nor a theologian, is an unsuitable character with whom to discuss such matters (83).

He 60 commentary, which may have served as a model for the layout of her glosses in the earliest manuscript of the OtheÂa, Paris, BN f. fr. 848, see Willard, Life, 95. , 14± 22. Minnis, `Theorizing', 14 ±18. ' (85, lines 655±6). Gerson also claims that Jean ¯outs the second rule of poetic decorum, namely the provision of a correct context for a character's speech, which is determined by the person to whom the character speaks, the precise purpose of the speech, etc. Citing once again the example of Raison, Gerson asserts that the context of her speech on how to refer to human genitalia given the fallen nature of language is inappropriate, because the person to whom she speaks, Fol Amoureux, being neither a clerk nor a theologian, is an unsuitable character with whom to discuss such matters (83).

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