Elisabeth von Nassau-Saarbrucken

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Late medieval literature ought to be examined not through a national, but rather through a pan-European perspective, because many writers pursued very similar interests, worked on the same literary materials, and embraced more or less similar ideals. Hence, much of 15th century literature is determined by ‘translations’ and adaptations, which made it possible for a number of highly educated noble women to also participate in this public discourse. This is the case, of instance, of the French writer Christine de Pizan (1364-ca. 1430), a highly prolific and very diverse writer/poet; her contemporary, the Countess Elisabeth von Nassau-Saarbrücken, was more interested in the genre of epic poems, focusing principally on the early history of Charlemagne and individual protagonists…

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Citation: Classen, Albrecht. "Elisabeth von Nassau-Saarbrucken". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 January 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14703, accessed 25 July 2024.]

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