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Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine
by Alison Weir
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Renowned in her time for being the most beautiful woman in Europe, the wife of two kings and mother of three, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages. At a time when women were regarded as little more than chattel, Eleanor... (read more)

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Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
by Kathryn Harrison
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The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William... (read more)

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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings
Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings
by Amy Kelly
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This account of Queen Eleanor and her century is offered as a study of individuals who set their stamp upon the events of their time, rather than as a study of developing systems of politics, economics, or jurisprudence.... (read more)

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Joan of Arc (Penguin Lives Biographies)
Joan of Arc (Penguin Lives Biographies)
by Mary Gordon
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With the passion and grace that mark her bestselling novels of women and faith, Mary Gordon contemplates one of history's earliest and most powerful female martyrs.... (read more)

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The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History and Culture)
The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History and Culture)
by Barbara Diefendorf
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A riveting account of the Saint Bartholomews Day Massacre, its origins, and its aftermath, this volume by Barbara B. Diefendorf introduces students to the most notorious episode in Frances sixteenth century civil and religious wars and an event of... (read more)

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God's Heretics: The Albigensian Crusade
God's Heretics: The Albigensian Crusade
by Aubrey Burl
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Believing in a radical separation of good and evil, flesh and spirit, the heretical medieval Cathar sect separated themselves from the rest of the world, often in soaring castles or fortified churches. The full power of the Church was unleashed against... (read more)

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Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours (Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past)
Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours (Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past)
by Fredric L Cheyette
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A masterful and beautifully illustrated biography of an extraordinary warrior woman and of a unique, vulnerable, doomed society.... (read more)

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Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
by Kelly Devries
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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... (read more)

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The Black Baron: The Strange Life of Gilles de Rais
The Black Baron: The Strange Life of Gilles de Rais
by Tennille Dix
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1930. Gilles De Rais, a marshal of France and a lord of the Breton marches. A noted soldier, he was at Orleans with Joan of Arc. He was a liberal patron of music, literature, and the arts. After his retirement, rumors spread of satanic and vicious doings... (read more)

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Joan of Arc: A History
Joan of Arc: A History
by Helen Castor
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From the author of the acclaimed She-Wolves, the complex, surprising, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world—as never told before. Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping story of the peasant girl from... (read more)

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The Style of Paris: Renaissance Origins of the French Enlightenment
The Style of Paris: Renaissance Origins of the French Enlightenment
by George Huppert
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"... impressive and challenging reevaluation of the sixteenth-century origins of the Enlightenment." --Sixteenth Century Journal In this book, George Huppert introduces the reader to a group of talented young men, some of them teenagers, who were the... (read more)

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The Return of Martin Guerre
The Return of Martin Guerre
by Natalie Davis
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The Inventive Peasant Arnaud du Tilh had almost persuaded the learned judges at the Parlement of Toulouse, when on a summer's day in 1560 a man swaggered into the court on a wooden leg, denounced Arnaud, and reestablished his claim to the identity... (read more)

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Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism
Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism
by Marina Warner
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a fresh, cross-disciplinary examination of what's known about Joan's short life and how it has been interpreted by historians, artists, and writers over the centuries since her death.... (read more)

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Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error
Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error
by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
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"Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie has had a success which few historians experience and which is usually reserved for the winner of the Prix Goncourt..., which is the reconstruction of the social life of a medieval village, has been acclaimed by the experts as a... (read more)

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Joan of Arc: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
Joan of Arc: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
by Mary Gordon
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? A master of the story form? (The New York Times) offers a fresh, revealing portrait of the legendary saint Celebrated novelist Mary Gordon brings Joan of Arc alive as a complex figure full of contradictions and desires, as well as spiritual devotion. A... (read more)

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Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of the Troubadours
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of the Troubadours
by Jean Markale
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Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) has long been noted for her political and cultural achievements. But her greatest influence, still shaping modern sensibilities, was her role as the symbol of courtly love, which was not a mere diversion for the... (read more)

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Louis XII
Louis XII
by Frederi Baumgartner
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The reign of Louis XII (1498-1515) has been much neglected by historians. Bernard Chevalier has recently described it as belonging to a "no man's land where neither the medievalists nor the modernists dare to penetrate." Overshadowed by the spectacular... (read more)

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The Master and Minerva
The Master and Minerva
by Helen Solterer
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Can words do damage? For medieval culture, the answer was unambiguously yes. And as Helen Solterer contends, in French medieval culture the representation of women exemplified the use of injurious language. Solterer investigates the debates over women... (read more)

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The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King
The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King
by Princess Michael Of
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Set against the stunning backdrop of Renaissance France and peopled by the titans of European history, The Serpent and the Moon is a true story of love, war, intrigue, betrayal, and persecution. At its heart is one of the world's great love stories: the... (read more)

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Saint Joan of Arc: Born, January 6th, 1412; Burned as a Heretic, May 30th, 1431; Canonised as a Saint, May 16th, 1920 (Grove Great Lives)
Saint Joan of Arc: Born, January 6th, 1412; Burned as a Heretic, May 30th, 1431; Canonised as a Saint, May 16th, 1920 (Grove Great Lives)
by Vita Sackville West
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Vita Sackville-West wrote Saint Joan of Arc in 1936 at the age of forty-four, and had, at that point, already been writing for thirty years. At fourteen, Sackville-West published her first book, and at fourteen Joan of Arc first heard the voices. Joan... (read more)

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