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    Joan of Arc: the image of female heroism

    Warner, Marina (1981) Joan of Arc: the image of female heroism. London, UK: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520224643.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Marina Warner tells a fascinating story. She has examined the court documents from Joan of Arc’s 1431 Inquisition trial for heresy and woven together with facts from those documents analysis of the histories, biographies, plays and the paintings and sculptures that have appeared over time to honour this heroine and symbol of France’s nationhood. Warner shows how the few facts that are known about the woman Joan have been shaped to suit the aims of thos who have chosen her as their hero placesplacesplaces 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 to the present as the embodiment of an ideal, whether as Amazon, saint, child of nature, or personification of virtue.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 12:40
    Last Modified: 24 Jul 2018 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23297

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