This volume of original essays employs the latest tools of historical analysis, literary criticism, and feminist inquiry to reval why Joan of Arc was such an important figure.
Bonnie Wheeler directs the Medieval Studies Program at Southern Methodist University. She writes about medieval literature and culture, is series editor of The New Middle Ages, and also edits the journal Arthuriana. Charles T. Wood is Daniel Webster Professor of History, emeritus at Dartmouth College and a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. He is the author of Joan of Arc and Richard III: Saints, Sex and Government in the Middle Ages.
"The strength of these essays is in the resistance they demonstrate to the thick layers of scholarship and tradition that have often only increased the distance between us and the truth about Joan." -- Speculum
"This is the essential modern starting point for Joan of Arc studies...a volume of immense variety and richness and the editors must be congratulated for doing the scholarly and general community such a service in regard to the evergreen topic of Joan the Maid." -- Parergon