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Joan of Arc : the early debate

Author: Deborah A Fraioli
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joan of Arc arrived at the French court claiming to be sent by God to come to the aid of the dauphin Charles at the nadir of French fortune: the moment when the dauphin was at the greatest risk of losing the monarchy to the English forever. But the Maid's assertion that she was sent by God, the most controversial aspect of her career, has until now either been taken for granted or overridden by claims of her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joan, of Arc Saint; Joan, of Arc Saint
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah A Fraioli
ISBN: 0851158803 9780851158808
OCLC Number: 48680250
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: x, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chinon and the Gelu correspondence; "De quadam puella"; the "Poitiers Conclusions"; prophecy; "Lettre au Anglais"; the "Dissertatio" of Jacques Gelu; Christine de Pizan's "Le Ditie de Jehanne d'Arc"; "De mirabili victoria"; "Collectarium historiarum"; reply of a Parisian cleric; Martin Le Franc's "Le champion des dames"; conclusions. Appendices: "De quadam puella"; the "Poitiers Conclusions"; "Lettre au Anglais"; "De mirabili victoria"; Martin Le Franc's "Le champion de dames" (Joan of Arc passage).
Responsibility: Deborah A. Fraioli.

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