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Joan of Arc: Her Story

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Publisher Comments:

In an exquisite English translation from the bestselling French edition, Joan of Arc: Her Story now appears for American readers. From the French peasant girl who led an army to the icon burned at the stake, Joan has been a blank slate on which thousands have written. Pernoud and Clin clear away the myths so that modern readers can see Joan as she was and include a glossary of important individuals, historical events and interpretations of Joan through the ages. Joan of Arc: Her Story is the thrilling life of a woman who obsesses us even to this day.

Book News Annotation:

Translated from the original 1986 French edition (Paris: Librairie Artheme Fayard), this biography of Joan of Arc is organized in three sections: the narrative of her life, biographical information about contemporaries who bore some relation to her life, and brief treatments of current historiographic questions and disputes. The translator has added a new preface and additional entries to the glossary as well as synopses of the historical occurrences and interpretations of this amazing and enigmatic woman through the ages. Extremely thorough with maps and plans, trial transcripts, and historic accounts from witnesses. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In a distinguished English translation, the bestselling French book now considered the standard biography of Joan published just in time for the upcoming film by Luc Besson.

About the Author

Règine Pernoud, a pioneer women's historian, was a member of the French Academy and founder of the Centre Jeanne d'Arc in Orleans.

Marie-Vèronique Clin is Director, Museum of the History of Medicine in Paris.

Jeremy Duquesnay Adams is Professor of History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface--Jeremy Adams

Acknowledgments

Prelude

The Drama

The Cast of Principal Characters

The Three Noble Princes

Their Subjects

Her Judges at Rouen

Issues and Images

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312214425
Translator:
Adams, Jeremy Duquesnay
Author:
Adams, Jeremy Duquesnay
Author:
Adams, Jeremy duQuesnay
Author:
Pernoud, Regine
Author:
Clin, Marie-Veronique
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Joan, of arc, saint, 1412-1431
Subject:
Christian women saints
Subject:
France History Charles VII, 1422-1461.
Subject:
France History Charles VII, 1422-1451.
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Medieval
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19991015
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 20 black-and-white illustration
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.28 x 6.1 x 0.865 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » France » Medieval and Renaissance
History and Social Science » World History » France » General

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In a distinguished English translation, the bestselling French book now considered the standard biography of Joan published just in time for the upcoming film by Luc Besson.

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