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Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic who Became a SaintDonald SpotoHarperOne / 2008 / Trade Paperback$13.46 Retail:
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Since her death at the age of nineteen in 1431, Joan of Arc has maintained a remarkable hold on our collective imagination. She was a teenager of astonishing common sense and a national heroine who led men into battle as a courageous warrior. Yet she was also abandoned by the king whose coronation she secured, betrayed by her countrymen, and sold to the enemy. In this meticulously researched landmark biography, Donald Spoto captures her astonishing life and the times in which she lived. Neither wife nor nun, queen nor noblewoman, philosopher nor stateswoman, Joan of Arc demonstrates that everyone who follows their heart has the power to change history.
A copy of the classic 1896 deluxe picture book by Maurice Boutet de Monvel, this elegant book recounts the classic tale of the peasant girl who saved Orleans.
The Retrial of Joan of Arc: The Evidence of Her VindicationRegine PernoudIgnatius Press / Trade Paperback$15.26 Retail:
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This book is the first English language book about the retrial of Joan of Arc: and clearly the best, based firmly on the testimonies given at the retrial. Written by renowned French historian, Regine Pernoud, it uses extensive excerpts from people who actually knew Joan, bringing to life this great woman and her powerful story.
This elegant book recounts the classic tale of the Maid of Orleans who terrified the English, and was a talisman to the French, and remained an enigma to everyone after her death. Claiming to have heard voices, and commanding the French army, this biography traces the life of Joan of Arc from her birth to death and the trials that cleared her name after her death. 64 Colorful pages, softcover.
Within little more than a year after her astounding triumphs- uniting the nation and securing the throne for Charles VII with her victory over the English at Orleans - nineteen-year-old Joan was imprisoned on charges of witchcraft and sorcery, tried with heresy, and burned at the stake. Polly Schoyer Brook's detailed account unveils the spirited woman behind the heroine who became a patron saint and continues to inspire courage and faith, even beyond her death.
In a distinguished English translation by Jeremy duQuesnay Adams from the best-selling French edition, Regine Pernoud and Marie-Veronique Clin's Joan of Arc: Her Story appears for the first time in an edition for an American audience. The story of Joan of Arc has fascinated readers for centuries: As a young girl in rural France, Joan heard the voices of Saints Catherine, Magaret, and Michael telling her that the Dauphin was God's choice for the throne of France. Unquestioningly, Joan left her family to lead the army of the Dauphin against the English and defeated them, thereby putting Charles VII on the throne.
Of all his works, this was Twain's personal favorite. Drawing on years of research, one of America's greatest authors retells the moving story of the maid of Orleans, portraying Joan's mystical visions, military prowess, endurance of charges of witchcraft and heresy, and her martyrdom with authenticity, poignancy, and admiration. An often overlooked masterpiece! 455 pages, softcover from Ignatius.
A vivid image of the young country girl who accomplished unprecedented victories for her country shines forth in this moving biography. Witness the spirit and faith of the maid of Orleans in Siobhan Nash-Marshall’s carefully researched page-turner.
This five-program series pays tribute to history's most charismatic women warriors. These action-packed episodes shot on location in France, Ireland, Britain, China, and North America will combine a heady mix of historical sleuthing and provocative reconstruction. Each episode of Warrior Women investigates the intimate, gritty details of the life and times of these great true-life women warriors, and celebrates the popular mythology that surrounds them. Convinced by the voices of saints to step forth and serve her deposed king, Joan of Arc became an unlikely war hero. With 10,000 beaten men and very long odds against the advancing English army, she scored a miraculous string of victories over the rather surprised English battalions by leading the charge into their front lines.