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Who was Christine de Pizan? In Conversation about an Extraordinary Medieval Trailblazer De Gruyter Conversations

    • Wissenschaft

One of the first professional women authors of the Middle Ages, Italian-French writer, strategist and historian Christine de Pizan (1364–c.1429) possessed extensive knowledge of military tactics and advocated for women’s equality centuries before the feminist movement.



Last year, De Gruyter published her highly influential military and warfare treatise, “Le livre de faiz d’armes et de chevallerie” (Book of Deeds of Arms and Chivalry, 1410) together with its contemporary German translation.



On the occasion of Women’s History Month, we take a look back on the life and work of this extraordinary figure with Pizan experts Earl Jeffrey Richards and Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski.



Prof. Dr. phil. (em.) Earl Jeffrey Richards is Professor of Romance Literatures at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. In 1982, he translated The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan and has been actively writing about her and her works ever since.



Prof. Dr. phil. (em.) Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Pittsburgh and was President of the Medieval Academy of America in 2020/2021. Her research focuses on French medieval literature and culture, in particular Christine de Pizan.



Alexandra Koronkai-Kiss is Editorial Communications Manager at De Gruyter. She holds degrees from the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh and has worked in the art world across Europe, specializing in online communication and digital strategy.



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One of the first professional women authors of the Middle Ages, Italian-French writer, strategist and historian Christine de Pizan (1364–c.1429) possessed extensive knowledge of military tactics and advocated for women’s equality centuries before the feminist movement.



Last year, De Gruyter published her highly influential military and warfare treatise, “Le livre de faiz d’armes et de chevallerie” (Book of Deeds of Arms and Chivalry, 1410) together with its contemporary German translation.



On the occasion of Women’s History Month, we take a look back on the life and work of this extraordinary figure with Pizan experts Earl Jeffrey Richards and Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski.



Prof. Dr. phil. (em.) Earl Jeffrey Richards is Professor of Romance Literatures at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. In 1982, he translated The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan and has been actively writing about her and her works ever since.



Prof. Dr. phil. (em.) Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Pittsburgh and was President of the Medieval Academy of America in 2020/2021. Her research focuses on French medieval literature and culture, in particular Christine de Pizan.



Alexandra Koronkai-Kiss is Editorial Communications Manager at De Gruyter. She holds degrees from the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh and has worked in the art world across Europe, specializing in online communication and digital strategy.



Link to the book ► https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110717105/html



Contact us ► https://www.degruyter.com/publishing/about-us/contact?lang=en



FOLLOW US

► Website: https://www.degruyter.com

► Blog: https://blog.degruyter.com/

► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/degruyter.publishers

► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/de-gruyter

► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/degruyter_official

► Twitter: https://twitter.com/degruyter_pub

► YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DegruyterPublishers



#DeGruyter #WomensHistoryMonth #DeGruyterWHM

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