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A world authority on warfare in the Middle Ages offers a fresh insight into the military skills of the young girl who led the French Army to victory
 
In 1428 a young girl from a small French village approached the royal castle of Vaucouleurs with a now famous tale. Heavenly voices, she said, had told her to seek out the Dauphin, Charles, so that he might give her an army with which to deliver France from its English occupiers. The ensuing tale of Joan's military success is told here in a gripping and authoritative narrative. Previous works have concentrated on the religious and feminist aspects of Joan's career; this is the first to address the vital issue of what it was that made her the heroine she became. Why did the soldiers of France follow a woman into battle when no troops of the Hundred Years War had done so before, and how was she able to win? This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the Middle Ages and the phenomenon of the girl warrior.

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Where previous works have concentrated on the religious and feminist aspects of Joan's career, this title addresses the vital issue of what it was that made her the heroine she became. Why did the soldiers of France follow a woman into battle, and how was she able to win?

Synopsis:

Where previous works have concentrated on the religious and feminist aspects of Joan's career, this title addresses the vital issue of what it was that made her the heroine she became. Why did the soldiers of France follow a woman into battle when no troops of the Hundred Years War had done so before, and how was she able to win? The English called her whore, and believed her to be possessed, but her own troops trusted her without any proof of her abilities. And she did have very great abilities - in particular her remarkable prowess as a military leader of men. A new angle on one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures of history.

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Why did the soldiers of France follow a woman into battle when no troops of the Hundred Years War had done so before, and how was she able to win? The English called her "whore, " but her own troops trusted her without any proof of her abilities. And she did have very great abilities — in particular her remarkable prowess as a military leader of men.

About the Author

Kelly Devries is an historian specializing in warfare of the Middle Ages. His books include Infantry Warfare in the Early Fourteenth Century and Medieval Military Technology. He has been featured on the History Channel, and is a history professor at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.

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ISBN:
9780750927871
Author:
DeVries, Kelly
Publisher:
History Press (SC)
Author:
DeVries, Kelly
Subject:
General
Subject:
France
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Military
Subject:
World History-General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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Product details 240 pages Sutton Publishing - English 9780750927871 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Where previous works have concentrated on the religious and feminist aspects of Joan's career, this title addresses the vital issue of what it was that made her the heroine she became. Why did the soldiers of France follow a woman into battle, and how was she able to win?
"Synopsis" by ,
Where previous works have concentrated on the religious and feminist aspects of Joan's career, this title addresses the vital issue of what it was that made her the heroine she became. Why did the soldiers of France follow a woman into battle when no troops of the Hundred Years War had done so before, and how was she able to win? The English called her whore, and believed her to be possessed, but her own troops trusted her without any proof of her abilities. And she did have very great abilities - in particular her remarkable prowess as a military leader of men. A new angle on one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures of history.
"Synopsis" by , Why did the soldiers of France follow a woman into battle when no troops of the Hundred Years War had done so before, and how was she able to win? The English called her "whore, " but her own troops trusted her without any proof of her abilities. And she did have very great abilities — in particular her remarkable prowess as a military leader of men.
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