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Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc
     

Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc

by Bonnie Wheeler
 

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This volume of original essays employs the latest tools of historical analysis, literary criticism, and feminist inquiry to reval why Joan of Arc was such an important figure.

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This volume of original essays employs the latest tools of historical analysis, literary criticism, and feminist inquiry to reval why Joan of Arc was such an important figure.

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Employs the latest analytic approaches to query why veterans of Joan's military campaigns were so impressed with her command, why so many contemporary churchmen and poets found her mission and voices credible, why she remains such a powerful symbol for modern politicians and literary and cinematic artists, why the Catholic Church decided to canonize her in 1920 despite the lingering doubts of its Devil's Advocates, and other mysteries surrounding the Maid of Orleans. The 16 essays are cross- referenced to form a unified reference. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135064884
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/2013
Series:
New Middle Ages
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
342
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Bonnie Wheeler directs the Medieval Studies Program at Southern Methodist University. She writes about medieval literature and culture, is series editor of The New Middle Ages, and also edits the journal Arthuriana. Charles T. Wood is Daniel Webster Professor of History, emeritus at Dartmouth College and a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. He is the author of Joan of Arc and Richard III: Saints, Sex and Government in the Middle Ages.

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