Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan
The Writer Christine de Pizan at Her Desk

Credits and Copyright

Sources and Intellectual Property

This blog is produced with no commercial interests, aims, goals, or intents. There are no advertisements of any kind here. While I link to many books for sale on Amazon, these are not so-called affiliate links; do not solicit or receive any payment of any kind in return for these recommendations

As a researcher and writer, I respect all intellectual property and the legal rights of all copyright holders. In the writing on this blog, I quote accurately and indicate the source of all material. I link readers to primary sources and point them to additional resources so they can read more fully about subjects that are of interest to them. To find online sources or books and articles, simply follow the links.

As for the images used on this blog: although it's easy to find images of just about anyone and anything online, it is my intention to use only those images that are in the public domain or that have been made available through a Creative Commons license. For example, the image that I have used on virtually every page of this blog--that of the writer Christine de Pizan at her desk--is a detail from the British Library Ms.Harley 4431 (fol. 4). The detail is from an image I have used in the past, with permission, after paying a significant sum for its use and reproduction. Now, however, this image is available in the public domain. Here is the current language from the British Library:  
The 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (as amended) states that unpublished literary and artistic works remain in copyright in the UK until at least 31 December 2039. Therefore important parts of the library’s collection remain in copyright, including very old manuscripts. However for anonymous unpublished material created many centuries ago and in the public domain in most other countries, the Library believes this material to be very unlikely to offend anyone. As an institution whose role it is to support access to knowledge, we have therefore taken the decision to release certain digitised images technically still in copyright in the UK under the Public Domain Mark. For any further questions please contact
(To read the BL's "Access and Reuse Guidance Notes for the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts," especially the "Copyright status of manuscript material," click here.) 

The avatar that I have selected for this blog, an image of one of the twelfth-century Lewis Chessmen queens, is from a photograph by Finlay Macwalter, available for use under a Creative Commons license.

In all cases, whether linking to secondary materials, incorporating textual references, or reproducing images, if the copyright owner objects in any way to any material I have used, I will remove it immediately and offer my deepest apologies.

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