- The Book as a Gift of Wisdom: The Chemin de lonc estude in the Queen’s Manuscript, London, British Library, Harley 4431
- Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
- Johns Hopkins University Press
- Volume 5, Number 2, Fall 2016
- pp. 228-246
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This paper analyses Christine de Pizan’s inclusion and decoration of the Livre du chemin de lonc estude (Book of the Path of Long Study) in her masterpiece, the Queen’s Manuscript, London, British Library, Harley 4431. It shows how she directed the choice and placement of the miniatures in order to foreground the theme of her book as a gift of wisdom.