By Tracy Adams
In Christine de Pizan and the struggle for France, Tracy Adams bargains a reevaluation of Christine de Pizan’s literary engagement with modern politics. Adams locates Christine’s works inside of an in depth narrative of the advanced historical past of the dispute among the Burgundians and the Armagnacs, the 2 greatest political factions in fifteenth-century France. opposite to what many students have lengthy believed, Christine constantly supported the Armagnac faction all through her literary profession and maintained robust ties to Louis of Orleans and Isabeau of Bavaria. through concentrating on the ancient context of the Armagnac-Burgundian feud at various moments and delivering shut readings of Christine’s poetry and prose, Adams exhibits the ways that the author used to be heavily engaged with and stimulated the unstable politics of her time.
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