Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

A History

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Tells the story of the extraordinary peasant girl from Domremy as never told before, revealing a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt and placing her actions in the context of the larger political and religious conflicts of this period in France. 30,000 first printing.

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From the author of the acclaimed She-Wolves, the complex, surprising, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world—as never told before.

Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping story of the peasant girl from Domremy who hears voices from God, leads the French army to victory, is burned at the stake for heresy, and eventually becomes a saint. But unlike the traditional narrative, a story already shaped by the knowledge of what Joan would become and told in hindsight, Castor’s Joan of Arc: A History takes us back to fifteenth century France and tells the story forwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, in fighting the English, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war. We meet this extraordinary girl amid the tumultuous events of her extraordinary world where no one—not Joan herself, nor the people around her—princes, bishops, soldiers, or peasants—knew what would happen next.

Adding complexity, depth, and fresh insight into Joan’s life, and placing her actions in the context of the larger political and religious conflicts of fifteenth century France, Joan of Arc: A History is history at its finest and a surprising new portrait of this remarkable woman.

Joan of Arc: A History features an 8-page color insert.



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Offers a new telling of the story of Joan of Arc that portrays the woman in her complex humanity, acting within the unpredictable context of her times.
"The story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world, as you have never read it before. In Joan of Arch : a history, Helen Castor tells this gripping story afresh: forwards, not backwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, in fighting the English, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war. We meet this extraordinary girl amid the tumultuous events of her extraordinary world where no one--not Joanherself, nor the people around her, princes, bishops, soldiers or peasants--knew what would happen next"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780062384393
0062384392
Branch Call Number: Biography J343c
Characteristics: xiv, 328 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm

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