Christine De Pisan By VR, MS and SZ
Important Dates  <ul><li>Born: c. 1364 in Venice, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Died: c. 1430 in Poissy, France </li></ul>
Places Where Christine Lived <ul><li>•  Venice, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>•  Paris, France </li></ul><ul><li>•  Poissy, Fran...
Map of Venice, Italy
Map of Paris, France
Maps of Poissy, France
Basic writings <ul><li>•  She wrote poems and short narratives on chivalry and courtly love  </li></ul><ul><li>•  In 1390 ...
What Do We Learn About The Lives of Medieval Women From Her?   <ul><li>•  They didn’t have any rights. </li></ul><ul><li>•...
How Did She Achieve What She Did? •  After her husband and father died she turned to writing to support herself and her fa...
What were some of the barriers she had to overcome? <ul><li>•  Her close ones (Her father and husband) died at young ages ...
Interesting Facts <ul><li>•  </li></ul>Was very well educated •  Married at the age of 15 •  Was determined to make her ow...
Thank you! <ul><li>Thank you for listening to our presentation!  Any questions? :)  </li></ul>
URLs <ul><li>• http://www.zeitlerweb.com/img/1485women.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>• http://hlte.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/chr...
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  1. 1. Christine De Pisan By VR, MS and SZ
  2. 2. Important Dates <ul><li>Born: c. 1364 in Venice, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Died: c. 1430 in Poissy, France </li></ul>
  3. 3. Places Where Christine Lived <ul><li>• Venice, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>• Paris, France </li></ul><ul><li>• Poissy, France </li></ul>
  4. 4. Map of Venice, Italy
  5. 5. Map of Paris, France
  6. 6. Maps of Poissy, France
  7. 7. Basic writings <ul><li>• She wrote poems and short narratives on chivalry and courtly love </li></ul><ul><li>•  In 1390 Christine worked on her first mature works Le Livre de La mutacion de fortune and Le Livre du chemin de long éstude. </li></ul><ul><li>• Through Christine’s writings she was able to impress influential figures. </li></ul><ul><li>• She became an important spokesperson for women and their rights. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Do We Learn About The Lives of Medieval Women From Her? <ul><li>• They didn’t have any rights. </li></ul><ul><li>• Few women got educated </li></ul><ul><li>• Men had all the rights, had the most power and “were better than women”. </li></ul><ul><li>• Men thought of women as devious, domineering, and demanding. </li></ul><ul><li>• Christine tried to change their view on women </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Did She Achieve What She Did? • After her husband and father died she turned to writing to support herself and her family. • She used patronage to earn money as well. ( patronage : dedicating a book to a wealthy personage and receiving a large sum of money in return)
  10. 10. What were some of the barriers she had to overcome? <ul><li>• Her close ones (Her father and husband) died at young ages in a very short period of time </li></ul><ul><li>• Because of her much loved husband’s death, she had to provide for her children and herself – became a famous author </li></ul><ul><li>• She had to overcome the misogynists (men who hate women) that were angry at her success – she wrote more books in a women’s point of view </li></ul>
  11. 11. Interesting Facts <ul><li>• </li></ul>Was very well educated • Married at the age of 15 • Was determined to make her own living after her husband died and she achieved this through writing • Was courageous and not afraid to speak her mind
  12. 12. Thank you! <ul><li>Thank you for listening to our presentation! Any questions? :) </li></ul>
  13. 13. URLs <ul><li>• http://www.zeitlerweb.com/img/1485women.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>• http://hlte.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/christinedepisan.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>• http://www.bookwormlibrary.us/hot/garbcloset/pisan02.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>• http://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/eliz1-scrots.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>• http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/images/4600no324.001.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>• http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/History/hits?docNum=CD2105100411&tab=32&locID=new19334&origSearch=false&hdb=MW&t=RK&s=1&r=d&items=0&secondary=true&o=&sortOrder=RE&n=10&l=dB&sgPhrase=false&c=1&tabMap=55&bucket=bio&SU=Pisan </li></ul>
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