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Joan of Arc : the image of female heroism

Author: Marina Warner
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2000 printing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joan has a unique role in Western imagination-she is one of the few true female heroes. Marina Warner uses her superb historical and literary skills to move beyond conventional biography and to capture the essence of Joan of Arc, both as she lived in her own time and as she has "grown" in the human imagination over the five centuries since her death. She has examined the court documents from Joan of Arc's 1431  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joan, of Arc Saint; Joan, of Arc Saint; Jeanne, d'Arc; Jeanne d'Arc, (sainte); Jeanne (d'Arc)
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Warner
ISBN: 0520224647 9780520224643
OCLC Number: 42290865
Notes: Previously published: New York : Knopf, 1981.
Description: xxvi, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The life and death of Jeanne la Pucelle --
2. The afterlife of Joan of Arc.
Responsibility: Marina Warner.

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Places Joan in the context of the mythology of the female hero and takes note of her historical antecedents, both pagan and Christian and the role she has played up as the embodiment of an ideal,  Read more...

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"Elegantly written, thoughtful (as one would expect from the author of "Alone of All Her Sex), imaginative, sensitive. Warner ranges through iconographic, allegorical, literary, dramatic, operatic, Read more...

 
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