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  • 1. Christine De Pisan By VR, MS and SZ
  • 2. Important Dates
    • Born: c. 1364 in Venice, Italy
    • Died: c. 1430 in Poissy, France
  • 3. Places Where Christine Lived
    • • Venice, Italy
    • • Paris, France
    • • Poissy, France
  • 4. Map of Venice, Italy
  • 5. Map of Paris, France
  • 6. Maps of Poissy, France
  • 7. Basic writings
    • • She wrote poems and short narratives on chivalry and courtly love
    • •  In 1390 Christine worked on her first mature works Le Livre de La mutacion de fortune and Le Livre du chemin de long éstude.
    • • Through Christine’s writings she was able to impress influential figures.
    • • She became an important spokesperson for women and their rights.
  • 8. What Do We Learn About The Lives of Medieval Women From Her?
    • • They didn’t have any rights.
    • • Few women got educated
    • • Men had all the rights, had the most power and “were better than women”.
    • • Men thought of women as devious, domineering, and demanding.
    • • Christine tried to change their view on women
  • 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. What were some of the barriers she had to overcome?
    • • Her close ones (Her father and husband) died at young ages in a very short period of time
    • • Because of her much loved husband’s death, she had to provide for her children and herself – became a famous author
    • • 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
  • 11. Interesting Facts
    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. Thank you!
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