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Free download Joan of Arc ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. This was an interesting look at the figure of Joan of Arc through the lens of the political forces of her era I knew virtually nothing about the 100 Year War prior to reading this

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Free download Joan of Arc ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB We all know the story of Joan of Arc A peasant 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. The two star rating that I m giving Joan of Arc A History has nothing to do with the historical accuracy of the book On the contrary I found this to be an extraordinarily well researched and cited biographyUnfortunately that mega effort did not lend itself to a readable or enjoyable bookThe general idea behind Joan of Arc is sound Helen Castor wanted to present Joan s story in context with an extended history of France for years before and after her appearance on the world stageIn that way she thought that the legend of the woman could be separated away from the reality The reader could appreciate the main players the attitude towards spiritual visions the belief of divine will in war and the monarchy and capture the overall general flavor of the time periodIt was a good premise but it just didn t work Maybe this was a doctoral thesis that Castor tweaked a bit and published It reads like thatWhy is it that experts on topics are rarely able to translate that interest and depth of knowledge into stories that the general public would enjoy I love medieval history especially the backgrounds of the handful of female figures who made it into print during that period This should have been right up my alley Joan of Arc A History read like a school textbook the dull kindActually it reminded me of translating Livy s History of Rome from Latin into English during college It should have been fascinating stuff as he was writing about a particularly exciting period in Roman history when Hannibal was crossing the Alps to invade But sadly Livy got caught up in listing endless details particularly the size and shape of the elephants Through description after description the pace of Hannibal s army slowed to a trickle and then it turned into a snooze festThat also happened in this bookIf you enjoy scholarly research to the point that you just have to have it and nothing else will do read this book If you want history to come alive and punch you in the face pick up something anything really by Margaret George or Bernard CornwellI particularly liked The Memoirs of Cleopatra or The Autobiography of Henry VIII With Notes by His Fool Will Somers George may not have the exacting research standards of this biography but her historical fictions are informative in addition to a delight to readI received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads FTC guidelines check The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Piano Solos up in listing endless details particularly the size and shape of the elephants Through description after description the pace of Hannibal s army slowed to a trickle and then it turned into a snooze festThat also happened in this bookIf you enjoy scholarly research to the point that you just have to have it and nothing else will do read this book If you want history to come alive and punch you in the face pick 연의 카발리어 7 Cavalier of the Abyss Vol 7 up something anything really by Margaret George or Bernard CornwellI particularly liked The Memoirs of Cleopatra or The Autobiography of Henry VIII With Notes by His Fool Will Somers George may not have the exacting research standards of this biography but her historical fictions are informative in addition to a delight to readI received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads FTC guidelines check

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Free download Joan of Arc ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 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 are pretty extensive though with plenty of references for anyone with the patience to follow up on itAs with She Wolves this is a pretty readable book and Castor manages to bring across Joan s indomitable spirit her conviction and yeah her sassiness From the records we have it seems that we have a pretty consistent picture of Joan as a pious girl who believed wholly in what she was doing and that she was heaven sent to fulfil her missionOne thing I wondered though would we treat her any better today People talk about how badly she was treated particularly when in Anglo French custody but also in the endless reuests to prove herself and her virginity But we d treat her as mad today not venerate her Mind you don t take Joan the hero and act holier than thou about the medieval people who condemned her You likely would too though for different reasons however pretty and sassy and self confident she wasOriginally posted here


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    Helen Castor Û 6 Free download Read & Download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Û Helen Castor PDF or EBOOK (Joan of Arc) 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 subseue

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    PDF or EBOOK (Joan of Arc) 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 stor

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  • Hardcover
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  • Joan of Arc
  • Helen Castor
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  • 21 October 2019
  • 9780062384393