'Establishing authority: Boccaccio's De Claris Mulieribus and Christine de Pizan's Le Livre de la Cite des dames'

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The article explores the relationship between Christine de Pizan's and Boccaccio's catalogues of good women in order to demonstrate that Christine exploits the source text to establish her authority as a female author.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-194
Number of pages27
JournalRomanic Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986



  • GIovanni Boccaccio
  • Christine de Pizan
  • Medieval women
  • Le Livre de la cite des dames
  • De claris mulieribus

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