BOOKS EPUB Joan of Arc Author Helen Castor – doctorio.us


Joan of ArcUnfortunately the tile of this book is deceiving The name may not had been the author s original choice ossibly the Land of Fright - Collection II (Land of Fright Collections Book 2) publisher s I have come across a few books that use name dropping as a marketing tool to attract readers but foreople like me this marketing device inevitably leads to disappointment The author opens the book with the olitical situation during the dynastic clash for the control of the French crown the English invasion and the battle of Agincourt at the beginning of 1400s It is a reasonable start but Castor dedicates five chapters to complex climate in France and England Before Even Introducing The Protagonist THIS PART OCCUPIES THAN even introducing the rotagonist THIS FIRST PART OCCUPIES THAN THIRD OF THE first The Pharisees Guide to Total Holiness part occupies than a third of the excluding illustrations list of characters family trees notes and bibliography these last two sections fill half the book The secondart despite being named Joan is a lengthy blow by blow account of the Anglo Burgundian vs Armagnac military campaigns in which Joan is only one of the many Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, players rather than the biography that I expected The reader will have to wait until the end of this secondart chapter 9 to be exact her testimony at the trial to begin to learn something about Joan s lifeFinally the third Craft Notes for Animators part which occupies another uarter of the book continues the history of the war for another twenty years or so after her death until the final retreat of the English from France with the exception of theort city of Calais Only at the end of the book the testimonies of the witnesses at her second trial 25 years after the first shed some light about Joan s Perception and the External World past for a dozen or soages So at least 80% of the book is not about Joan of Arc s life Instead it is a summary of a brief eriod in French history and although well done is certainly not the ortrait of a 19 year old Sister for Sale peasant who that the book blurbromised Here you will not find in depth analysis of Joan s claims to be the messenger of God nor the theological The Blue Door (Threshold position and implications at the time for example was theapacy aware of her campaign and of the trial and if so what was their Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity position no insights on the religious or cultural historical context eg how was heresy defined at the time What were her contemporaries beliefs about women sorcery and superstition and importantly you will not get a sense of who Joan was and what herersonality was like With a name like The history of the Ango Burgundian and French Armagnac conflict before during and after Joan of Arc I would rate the book 4 5 stars but as it is named Joan of Arc a history I must rate it much less It is a The Art of Standing Still pity because this historicaleriod is interesting and Castor s writing of the strate. We all know the story of Joan of Arc A easant girl who hears voices from God A warrior leading an army to victory in an age that believes women cannot fight The Maid of Orleans and the saviour.

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Gies during the war like at the siege of Orleans the many The War to End All Wars political manoeuvrings and her descriptions of the battlefields are engagingI would recommend this book as a chronology of the dynastic battle for the French crown during the first half of 15th century complete with a detailed genealogy of the mainlayers but if you *like me are looking forward to reading a biography of Jehanne * me are looking forward to reading a biography of Jehanne Pucelle look elsewhere The Truth always Comes OutHats off to Helen Castor for telling the story of The Maid chronologically rather than en media res To tell the story from the Death Comes for the Archbishop perspective of en media res results in highlighted uestions and scrambled information To tell the story in chronological order allows for human fallibility that does notdoes not need lead to character assassinationWhat a boon to biographers and their readers that so much documentation was recorded and kept for church records At the reuest of Bishop Cauchon a notary and his assistant Produced an official transcript of theroceedingsGath I originally reuested this as an ARC from Netgalley because I enjoyed Helen Castor s She Wolves but I never got round to it in time and ended up buying the book recently This is a bit too dry to be a story but Castor certainly Mostly Mama picked her way through the evidence choosing what to weave into a seamless story It doesn t spend much time in the narrative on talking about conflicting testimony apocryphal stories etc I m left not uite sure how sure Castor is about some of the events she describes The notes areretty extensive though with The Naked Man plenty of references for anyone with theatience to follow describes The notes are Damias Children pretty extensive though withlenty of references for anyone with the Cutremur de timp patience to follow on itAs with She Wolves this is aretty readable book and Castor manages to bring across Joan s indomitable Writing the biography of a medieval figure is always a difficult undertaking However the life of Joan the Maid is better documented than most largely due to the transcripts of her trial for heresy and the subseuent investigation which cleared her name twenty five years after her death Author Helen Castor attempts not only to tell her story but to Backlash : La guerre froide contre les femmes put her life and death in context within the history of a turbulent time for France by interpreting the trial transcripts and of making clear the religious beliefs of the timeThe book begins with the battle of Agincourt of feuds and factions and France a fractured kingdom It is important tooint out that Joan herself does not Die Botin des Königs (Reiter-Trilogie put in an appearance during the firstart of this book However for many readers myself included who know little about the events of this time understanding the olitics and factions that abounded at the time help set the scene We first re. Of France Burned at the stake as a heretic at the age of just nineteen Five hundred years later a saint Her case was heard in court twice over One trial in 1431 condemned her; the other twenty. Ad of Joan s appearance at about a uarter of the way into this read when she arrives at Chinon having tried unsuccessfully to reach the king the revious year It is now 1429 and Joan a village girl still king the revious year It is now 1429 and Joan a village girl still her teens in men s clothes says she has been sent by God not just to instruct the king but to help him recover his kingdom from the English If only the king would give her an army she would drive the English out of France and lead him *to his coronation This message obviously uts Charles in a uandary if he * his coronation This message obviously uts Charles in a uandary if he a false Lots of Love prophet this would lead to disaster In the same way rejecting a truerophet would be eually catastrophic Time and again Joan had to Reclaiming Love prove herself Initially she had torove her integrity her maidenhood her faith and habits to Charles She was uestioned by theologians and had to try to Vegangelical prove her authenticity before undertaking her mission Joan travelled to Orleans and the scarred and hungry town reacted with hope to the news of this miraculous maid coming to save them Indeed the siege was lifted within four days and it seemed a miracle This book follows her onwards always trying to convince those around her to fight against English rule and on to her capture As arisoner accused of heresy she again faced of interrogation Only this time she was not arguing to help her king but effectively to save her life If she was found guilty she would burn if not she might be spared This is a fascinating read which really Defender of Faith, Revised Edition puts the life of Joan of Arc is historicalerspective It gives great background looks at Joan as an icon a saint a heroine and a woman who fought in a man s world It examines what she achieved gives insight into her trial and how remarkably self No escuches su canción de trueno possessed she was despite her age and shows with realoignancy how vulnerable she was Although I do feel I know much about Joan and her Being the Best Me place in history and understand why the author approached her story in the way she did I did feel at the end that I might have liked to have read about her life before she entered the historical arena by approaching the king I understand why the author used the trial transcripts to look at herersonal history and that we are lucky so much remains to help reconstruct her life but I felt that although I understood her I still did not really know this elusive young woman Overall though this is an enjoyable and readable biography which is especially good for those who know little about the historical Witch Creek (Wildlands period in which Joan of Arc lived Lastly I received a copy of this book from theublisher via NetGalley for review For me this a book view spoiler sorry for the shocking revelation hide spoiler. Five years after her death cleared her name In the transcripts we hear first hand testimony from Joan her family and her friends a rare survival from the medieval world What could be revealing.


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