Joan of Arc

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University of Michigan Press, 1957 - History - 132 pages

The holy mission of the Maid of Orleans is recreated in this, one of the greatest of the books on Joan. Jules Michelet captures the hardships of battle, the glory of victory, the disillusion of imprisonment. Her betrayal and martyrdom at the stake have an enduring mood of beauty and brutality. Albert Guérard's sensitive translation offers the first complete English rendition of this classic nineteenth-century work.

Jules Michelet, 1798-1874, noted French historian, is perhaps best known for his Histoire de la révolution française (1847-53) and his Histoire de France (1833-67).

The late Albert Guérard was professor of comparative literature and lecturer in French civilization at Stanford University. His many books include Europe Free and United, Napoleon III, Education of a Humanist, and France: A Modern History.

 

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This is a great biography about Joan of Arc by 19th century historian Jules Michelet. You can find the whole book online at http://www.maidofheaven.com/joanofarc_biography_michelet_contents.asp

Contents

Childhood and Vocation of Joan
3
Joan Delivers Orleans and Has the King Anointed at Reims
27
Joan Betrayed and Surrendered
44
The Trial Joan Refuses to Submit
69
The Temptation
94
Joans Death
110
The Text of the Present Edition
123
The Historical Background
124
The Aftermath
129
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