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Read more After her death in Christine's influence was acknowledged by a variety of authors and her writings remained popular. She poses a questions and a legal and rational answer is given for the situation she has outlined. Many have assumed annd Christine was simply copying or pilfering earlier military manuals.
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It is unexpected in any era to find a woman writing a book on the art of warfare, but in the fifteenth century it was unbelievable. Not surprisingly, therefore, Christine de Pizan's The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry, written around , has often been regarded with disdain. Many have assumed that Christine was simply copying or pilfering earlier military manuals. As a military manual it tells us a great deal about the strategy, tactics, and technology of medieval warfare and is one of our most important sources for early gunpowder weapon technology. It also includes a fascinating discussion of Just War. Caxton attributed the work to Christine, but it is impossible to identify the manuscript he used for his translation. Moreoever, both translations are inaccurate.
The item you've selected was not added to your cart. Christine de Pizan was born in VeniceItaly. It is unexpected in any era to find a woman writing a book on the art of warfare! Some features of WorldCat will not be available.
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