She was the first professional writer

Mathieu Belleville-Douelle
Literature-e-stories
5 min readMay 4, 2024

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I think I only heard her name once during my literary studies. And yet, Christine de Pizan is one of those authors whose personal story is just as fascinating and inspiring as her work. Indeed, Christine de Pizan was a woman writing in the Middle Ages, a period when literature was the prerogative of clerics, and therefore of men. Long neglected by literary historians, her work has been rediscovered since the second half of the 20th century, thanks in particular to the rise of feminist movements. In addition to her courtly poems, the author is best known for her work La Cité des Dames (The

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Mathieu Belleville-Douelle
Literature-e-stories

I love writing, words and ideas. I always want to learn and explore new fields. Committed to my values, I struggle with my inner contradictions.