Joan of Arc: Historical Overview and Bibliography

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Nova Publishers, 2002 - Literary Collections - 249 pages
Few individuals in the annals of world history have had so lasting an impact as Joan of Arc, who rallied a country behind her and continues to inspire people today. Although she began life as a peasant, she became a key figure in the latter stages of the Hundred Years' War. As a teenager she experienced visions from God calling her to aid the French king. Her confidence and bearing, along with her fervent adherence to God and her Catholic faith, belied her age and so influenced the monarch that he made her commander of one of his companies. She helped lead the French forces in battle against the English, in turn becoming a national icon. However, she was eventually captured and tried by the English in a trial rife with ecclesiastical and political overtones. Convicted as a heretic, Joan was sentenced and burned at the stake. As a martyr, she gained mythic status and the Roman Catholic Church made her a saint in 1920. This book presents a fascinating study of Joan of Arc's life based on excerpts from John A Mooney's gripping 1919 biography. The overview is augmented by a substantial and selective bibliography, featuring access provided through author, title, and subject indexes.

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From Domremy to Chinon
From Chinon to Rheims
From Rheims to Rouen
From Dungeon to Scaffold
From Rouen to Rome
Romes Justice
In Paradise
Author Index
Title Index
Subject Index

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Page 19 - Her mission was pronounced by an assembly of divines, to be supernatural ; and, at her own request, she was armed cap-a-pie, dressed like a man, mounted on horseback, entered Orleans at the head of the French troops, and actually compelled the English to raise the siege. Charles...
Page 11 - Gentle dauphin," she said to the king (for she did not think it right to call him king so long as he was not crowned), " my name is Joan the maid ; the King of Heaven sendeth you word by me that you shall be anointed and crowned in the city of Rheims, and shall be lieutenant of the King of Heaven, who is king of France.

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