The Political Significance of Christine de Pizan's Third Estate in the Livre du corps de policie

Show simple item record Rechtschaffen, Tracy en 2012-03-28T00:56:19Z en 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Medieval History 35:375-389 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 0304-4181 en
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dc.description.abstract Although the general historical context of Christine de Pizan’s Livre du corps de policie (LCP), the Orleanist-Burgundian feud occasioned by the periodic insanity of King Charles VI, has long been recognised, the precise argument that the author wages through her unique configuration of the third part of the body politic has not been explored. This essay reads the LCP as an intervention into the escalating struggle for power between Charles VI’s brother, the duke of Orleans, and his cousin, the duke of Burgundy. Christine’s purpose emerges most clearly in her peculiar arrangement of the third part of her body politic, le peuple, where two points bear particular consideration: her inclusion of the University and her division of the ‘merchants’ across two separate categories, a repartition which seems to refer to the contemporary distinction between the highly-placed merchants of Paris and the butchers. Christine seems to be arguing that if the University were to make common cause with the ruling burghers and well-placed merchants, they could force into submission their more restless brothers and sisters, the butchers and their thuggish followers, whom the duke of Burgundy would finally convince to rise up in 1413 in what has become known as the Cabochian Revolt. en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Medieval History en
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dc.title The Political Significance of Christine de Pizan's Third Estate in the Livre du corps de policie en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jmedhist.2009.08.001 en
pubs.begin-page 375 en
pubs.volume 35 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier Ltd. en
pubs.end-page 389 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 92367 en Arts en Cultures, Languages & Linguist en European Lang and Literature en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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