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.
Table of Contents
Preface Charles T. Wood Joan of Arc's Sword in the Stone Bonnie Wheeler A Woman as Leader of Men:Joan of Arc's Military Career Kelly DeVries Joan of Arc's Mission and the Lost Record of Her Interrogation at Poitiers Charles T. Wood True Lies: Transvestitism and Idolotry in the Trial of Joan of Arc Susan Schibanoff Was Joan of Arc a Sign of Charles VII's Innocence? Jean Fraikin Transcription Errors in texts of Joan of Arc's History Oliver Bouzy I Do Not Name to You the Voice of St. Michael: The Identification of Joan of Arc's Voicess Karen Sullivan Readers of the Lost Arc: Secrecry, Specularity, and Speculation in the Trial of Joan of Arc Steven Weiskopf Joan of Arc and Christine De Pizan: the Symbisosis of Two Warriors in the Dite de Jehanne d'Arc Christine McWebb Pr Pas Pc: Christine De Pizan's pro-Joan propaganda Anne D. Lutkus and Julia M. Walker Speaking of Angels: A Fifteenth Century Bishop in Defense of Joan of Arc's Mystical Voices Jean Marie Pinzino Martin Le Franc's Commentary on Jean Gerson's Treatise on Joan of Arc Gertrude H. merkle Why Joan of Arc Never Became an Amazon Henry Angsar Kelly Jeanne Au Cinema Kevin J. Harty The Joan Phenomenon and the French Right Nadia Margolis Epilogue: Joan of Arc or the Survival of the People Regien Pernoud Appenices Joan of Arc and Her Doctors Marie-Veronique Clin Aspects of Material Culture in the Paris Region at the Tiem of Joan of Arc Nicole Meyer Rodrigues
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