Christine de Pizan: Othea’s Letter to Hector

Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan: Othea’s Letter to Hector

Christine de Pizan

Distributed for Iter Press

182 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9780866985772 Published September 2017
Othea’s Letter to Hector, one of Christine de Pizan’s most popular works, is at the same time one of her most complex creations. Combining a somewhat Sibylline verse text based on a mythological figure with extensive citation of pagan sapiential authorities, the Bible, and the Church Fathers, it showcases Christine’s extraordinary learning and her innovative approach to didacticism. An appendix provides new insights on her skillful use of patristic sources and creative command of Latin authors.
Contents
Introduction    
Othea’sLetter to Hector    
Appendix
Bibliography 
Annotated Index of Proper Names and Places     

 
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