Humanistic Tradition Notes December 1

Humanistic Tradition Notes December 1 - H umanistic...

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Humanistic Tradition Notes December 1 Christine de Pisan: 1 st feminist writer (1365-1434) Against misogyny and presumed male superiority “not all male opinion is based on reason…these men are wrong…it displeased them that women knew more than they did” Argued for women’s education Led the way for later feminist writers… Lucrezia Marinella (1571-1653) Author, poet, philosopher Response to misogynistic slurs against women (by centuries of male writers) “If women would wake themselves from the long sleep that oppresses them” The Defects of Men 1. Defense of women against “slander of men” – analyzed psychological origins of misogyny and decided that they were rooted in envy and ignorance 2. Men as: brutal, stubborn, ungrateful, discourteous, unfaithful, vain, fancy clothes, jewels, jewelry, plumes, perfume. Hair: grease, color. Fall of Roman Empire; set back to Neolithic and tribal lifestyle 1. Socio-economics: feudal system 2. Charlemagne; Holy Roman Empire 3. Norman defensive castle architecture
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course HUM 2210 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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