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The Resource Joan of Arc : a history, Helen Castor

Joan of Arc : a history, Helen Castor

Label
Joan of Arc : a history
Title
Joan of Arc
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Helen Castor
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Helen Castor brings us afresh a gripping life of Joan of Arc. Instead of the icon, she gives us a living, breathing young woman; a roaring girl fighting the English, and taking sides in a bloody civil war that was tearing fifteenth century France apart. Here is a portrait of a 19-year-old peasant who hears voices from God; a teenager transformed into a warrior leading an army to victory, in an age that believed women should not fight. And it is also the story behind the myth we all know, a myth which began to take hold at her trial: that of the Maid of Orleans, the saviour of France, a young woman burned at the stake as a heretic, a woman who five hundred years later would be declared a saint. Joan and her world are brought vividly to life in this refreshing new take on the medieval world. Helen Castor brings us to the heart of the action, to a woman and a country in turmoil, a world where no-one - not Joan herself, nor the people around her, princes, bishops, soldiers or peasants - knew what would happen next
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castor, Helen
Dewey number
944.026
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joan
  • Christian saints
  • Christian women saints
  • France
  • France
Label
Joan of Arc : a history, Helen Castor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053770144
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571284627
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
Label
Joan of Arc : a history, Helen Castor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053770144
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571284627
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map

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