Reception of Christine de Pizan. From the Fifteenth Through the Nineteenth Centuries- Visitors to the City

Author: McLeod, Glenda
To understand Christine de Pizan's voice we must pay attention to the culture from which it spoke and the audiences to whom it spoke. This collection attempts to address both concerns, partly to understand how and why Christine's work fell from discussion, partly to investigate how and why she has been so often misread, and finally to emphasize a fact amply documented but often ignored - that Christine de Pizan was an influential author for several centuries after her death, that she never completely disappeared, that we have, in truth , merely "rediscovered" her.