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The book of deeds of arms and of chivalry

Author: Christine, de Pisan; Sumner Willard; Charity Cannon Willard
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 & of Chivalry, written around 1410, has often been regarded with disdain. Many have assumed that Christine was simply copying or pilfering earlier military manuals. But, as Sumner Willard & Charity Cannon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Christine, de Pisan, approximately 1364-approximately 1431.
Book of deeds of arms and of chivalry.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98041056
(OCoLC)39739720
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine, de Pisan; Sumner Willard; Charity Cannon Willard
ISBN: 0585377448 9780585377445
OCLC Number: 48138660
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Other Titles: Livre des faits d'armes et de chevalerie.
Responsibility: Christine de Pizan ; translated by Sumner Willard ; edited by Charity Cannon Willard.

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This translation shows that "The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry" contains much that is original to the author. As a military manual it provides details about the strategy, tactics and  Read more...

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