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Joan of Arc

Maid, Myth And History

By Timothy Wilson-Smith

Joan of Arc, born in Domremy in France in 1412, began to hear voices when she was thirteen and, believing they were directives from God, followed them - to the French court, to battle to wrest France from the English in the Hundred Years War, and to defeat and capture. She was put on trial for heresy and, on 30 May 1431, burned at the stake. Even today many people are fascinated by this teenage woman who persuaded her king to believe that she could lead her nation to victory. In the retrial of 1452-6 she was vindicated, but it took almost five hundred years after an English soldier declared 'we have burnt a saint' for the Catholic Church to conclude that she was indeed one. This new book is not merely an account of a life that was cut short; its focus is also on Joan's history, which in 1431 had just begun, and which, the author shows, was influenced just as much by the transformation in Anglo-French relations and by internal politics, issues of freedom and republicanism, and by changes in society regarding secularisation and belief, as by our response to the central issue of Joan's voices themselves.

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2006

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0750943416


Format: Book
Author: Wilson-Smith, Timothy
Title: Joan of Arc : maid, myth and history / Timothy Wilson-Smith.
Publisher Date: Stroud : Sutton, 2006.
Subject: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431 Christian women saints -- France -- Biography Christian saints -- France -- Biography France -- History -- Charles VII, 1422-1461
Isbn: 0750943416 (hbk.) 9780750943413 (hbk.)
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Format: Book
Author: Wilson-Smith, Timothy
Title: Joan of Arc : maid, myth and history / Timothy Wilson-Smith.
Publisher, Date: Stroud : Sutton, 2006.
Description: xviii, 254 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
Subjects: Christian women saints -- France -- Biography
Subjects: Christian saints -- France -- Biography
Subjects: France -- History -- Charles VII, 1422-1461
Notes: Includes bibliographic references (p. [237]-244) and index.
ISBN: 0750943416 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780750943413 (hbk.)
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Call Number: B Joan