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Christine De Pizan is best known as one of Europe’s first professional female writers. Many of her most famous works came at a time when male misogyny was taking over the contents of many pieces of literature. She paved the way for the voices of woman defenders to be heard. Christine addressed many issues that affected women during that time period and are still relevant in today’s society. For example, she addresses violence in marriage and the pressure on women to bear sons. Christine’s best works are said to be written in the early 15 th century. The God of Love’s Letter better known as L’Epistre au Dieu d’amours was written by Christine in 1399. It was in this work that Christine began her tirade for feminism. The letter was written after hearing the reverent complaints of a range of women who are deeply angered at the comments an accusations that are destroying their reputation. She specifically attacked Ovid and Jean de Meun for their words which were filled with their misogynistic mindsets. Christine makes many points about how
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course HIST 103 taught by Professor Hut during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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