|In her thirty years as a professional
writer, Venetian-born Christine de Pizan (1363-1430) completed
forty works. The positions she took in her didactic, allegorical,
and autobiographical works is often described as profeminist against a
mysogynistic and largely male medieval intellectual culture, including
a famous literary quarrell centered around the Roman de la Rose,
and the first poem about Joan of Arc. This page links all online
facsimiles of manuscripts and incunabula containing her work. These are
accompanied by a number of other useful tools. It is part of the Andy Holt Virtual Library's
of Medieval France with
Vernacular Texts", a collection of nearly 1000 links to manuscript
facsimiles and nearly all of the French medieval literarary canon.
The study of Christine de Pizan's manuscripts will be greatly enhanced by the publication of Gilbert Ouy, Christine Reno, and Inès Villela-Petit, Album Christine de Pizan. Texte, Codex & Contexte, 14 (Brepolis: Brepolis Publishers, 2012).