Joan of Arc

A History
Product Number: EB00551113
Released: May 19, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062384416
Publisher: Harper
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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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Author(s): Helen Castor
Original Publish Date: May 19, 2015

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Author(s): Helen Castor
Narrator(s): Anne Flosnik
Product Number DD21160
Released: May 19, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494513054
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Author(s): Helen Castor
Narrator(s): Anne Flosnik
Product Number Z100092712
Released: May 19, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494593056

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