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Family[ edit ] Christine de Pizan was born in VeniceItaly. She was the daughter of Tommaso di Benvenuto da Pizzano. Her father worked as a physician, court astrologer, and Councillor of the Republic of Venice. In Pizan married the notary and royal secretary Etienne du Castel.
Byshe was writing love balladswhich caught the attention of wealthy patrons within the court. Her involvement in the production of her books and her skilful use of patronage in turbulent political times has earned her the title of the first professional women of letters in Europe.
Affective and financially she attached to the royal family of France. Of Queen Isabeau she wrote in "High, excellent crowned Queen of France, very redoubtable princess, powerful lady, born at a lucky hour". In the illumination Pizan is kept from rest by the Three Virtues.
France was ruled by Charles VI who experienced a series of mental breakdowns, causing a crisis of leadership for the French monarchy.
Pizan published a series of works on the virtues of women, referencing Queen Blanche and dedicating them to Queen Isabeau. Texts were still produced and circulated as continuous roll manuscriptsbut were increasingly replaced by the bound codex.
Members of royal family became patrons of writers by commissioning books. As materials became cheaper a book trade developed, so writers and bookmakers produced books for the French nobility, who could afford to establish their own libraries. Pizan thus had no single patron who consistently supported her financially and became associated with the royal court and the different fractions of the royal family — the Burgundy, Orleans and Berry — each having their own respective courts.
Romance of the Rose satirizes the conventions of courtly love while critically depicting women as nothing more than seducers. In the first person narrative she and Cumaean Sibyl travel together and witness a debate on the state of the world between the four allegories — WealthNobilityChivalry and Wisdom.
When praising the efforts of Charles V in studying LatinPizan lamented that her contemporaries had to resort to strangers to read the law to them.
The earliest of the three works has been lost. In Livre du Corps de policie The Book of the Body Politicpublished in and dedicated to the dauphin,  Pizan set out a political treatises which analysed and described the customs and governments of late medieval European societies.
Pizan favoured hereditary monarchies, arguing in reference to Italian city-states that were governed by princes or trades, that "such governance is not profitable at all for the common good".
Pizan also referenced classical writers on military warfare, such as VegetiusFrontinus and Valerius Maximus. Pizan opposed trial by combat but articulated the medieval belief that God is the lord and governor of battle and that wars are the proper execution of justice.
Nevertheless she acknowledged that in a war "many great wrongs, extortions, and grievous deeds are committed, as well as raping, killings, forced executions, and arsons". Pizan addressed Louis of Guyenne directly, encouraging him to continue the quest for peace in France.
Christine de Pizan was unusual in many ways for a fourteenth century woman. Not only was she a forerunner of the feminist movement, but she was also a prolific writer. Christine de Pizan was a French Renaissance writer who wrote some of the very first feminist pieces of literature. During the Renaissance, Christine de Pizan broke with the traditional roles assigned to women in several ways during a time when women had no legal rights and were considered a man's property. She was the first known French (and possibly Christine de Pizan was certainly one of the forerunners of the movement. Works Cited. Offen, Karen. “Liberty Equality, and Justice for Women: The Theory and Practice of Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Europe.” Becoming Visible: Women in European History. Ed. Renate Bridenthal, .
In arguing that peace and justice were possible on earth as well as in heaven, Pizan was influenced by Dante who she had referenced in Le Chemin de long estude. Pizan urged young princes to make themselves available to their subjects, avoid anger and cruelty, to act liberally, clement and truthful.
In Pizan presented Queen Isabeau with a lavishly decorated collection of her works now known as British Library Harley Noted for its quality miniature illuminations, Pizan herself and her past royal patrons were depicted.
As a mark of ownership and authorship the opening frontispiece depicted Queen Isabeau being presented with the book by Pizan. Instead she expressed the view that the soul was trapped in the body and imprisoned in hell.
The previous year she had presented the Epistre de la prison de vie Humaine to Marie of Berry the administrator of the Duchy of Bourbon whose husband was held in English captivity. Her works include political treatises, mirrors for princesepistles, and poetry.
The exchange between the two authors involved them sending each other their treatises, defending their respective views. She constructed three allegorical figures — Reason, Justice, and Rectitude — in the common pattern of literature in that era, when many books and poetry utilized stock allegorical figures to express ideas or emotions.
She enters into a dialogue, a movement between question and answer, with these allegorical figures that is from a completely female perspective. Only female voices, examples and opinions provide evidence within this text.
Through Lady Reason in particular Pizan argues that stereotypes of women can be sustained only if women are prevented from entering into the conversation.
Among the inhabitants of the City of Ladies are female saints, women from the Old Testament and virtuous women from the pagan antiquity as portrait by Giovanni Boccaccio.Start studying Humanities 2. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
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Works Cited. Offen, Karen. “Liberty Equality, and Justice for Women: The Theory and Practice of Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Europe.” Becoming Visible: Women in European History. Ed. Renate Bridenthal, .