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Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc : New Middle Ages - Bonnie Wheeler

Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc

New Middle Ages

By: Bonnie Wheeler (Editor), Charles Tuttle Wood (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd December 1999
ISBN: 9780815336648
Number Of Pages: 342

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This volume of original essays seeks to shed light on the mysteries of Joan of Arc, and to explain, why even in the 20th century, she remains such a potent symbol. Contributors here employ the latest tools of historical analysis, literary criticism, adn feminist inquiry to revewl why veterans of Joan's miltiray campaigns found her to be a remarkable commander; why so many of her contemporaries and mear-contemporaries alike, found it possible to accept the validity of her mission and her voices; why modern politicians and literary and cinematic artists have used her as the symbolic vehicle for their own visions; and why the Catholic Church finally decided to canonize her in 1920. The book contains a reflective epilogue by Regine Pernoud, long the fean of Joan scholars and former director of the Centre Jeanne d'Arc at Orleans.

"The strength of these essays is in the resistance they demonstrate to the thick layers of scholarship and tradition that have often only increased the distance between us and the truth about Joan." -"Speculum "This is the essential modern starting point for Joan of Arc studies...a volume of immense variety and richness and the editors must be congratulated for doing the scholarly and general community such a service in regard to the evergreen topic of Joan the Maid." -"Parergon

Preface
Joan of Arc's Sword in the Stone
A Woman as Leader of Men: Joan of Arc's Military Careerp. 3
Joan of Arc's Mission and the Lost Record of Her Interrogation at Poitiersp. 19
True Lies: Transvestism and Idolatry in the Trial of Joan of Arcp. 31
Was Joan of Arc a "Sign" of Charles VII's Innocence?p. 61
Transcription Errors in Texts of Joan of Arc's Historyp. 73
"I Do Not Name to You the Voice of St. Michael": The Identification of Joan of Arc's Voicesp. 85
Readers of the Lost Arc: Secrecy, Secularity, and Speculation in the Trial of Joan of Arcp. 113
Joan of Arc and Christine de Pizan: The Symbiosis of Two Warriors in the Ditie de Jehanne d'Arcp. 133
PR PAS PC: Christine de Pizan's Pro-Joan Propagandap. 145
Speaking of Angels: A Fifteenth-Century Bishop in Defence of Joan of Arc's Mystical Voicesp. 161
Martin Le Franc's Commentary on Jean Gerson's Treatise on Joan of Arcp. 177
Why Joan of Arc Never Became an Amazonp. 189
Joan of Arc's Last Trial: The Attack of the Devil's Advocatesp. 205
Jeanne Au Cinemap. 237
The "Joan Phenomenon" and the French Rightp. 265
Epilogue: Joan of Arc or the Survival of a Peoplep. 289
App. Joan of Arc and Her Doctorsp. 295
App. Aspects of Material Culture in the Paris Region at the Time of Joan of Arcp. 303
Contributorsp. 315
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ISBN: 9780815336648
ISBN-10: 0815336640
Series: New Middle Ages
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 23rd December 1999
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.57 x 14.02  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1