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Joan of Arc: Her Story by R??gine Pernoud (1999-10-15)

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    R??gine Pernoud;Marie-V??ronique Clin(Author)

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  • By Katinka on January 7, 2016

    Very nice historical text on Joan of Arc and the cultural context in which she emerged as a popular religious and patriotic figure in Medieval France. Covers what is known of her childhood and her family, mysteries and theories, military and diplomatic achievements, imprisonment and torture, trials, adversaries and allies, her tragic and untimely death, and her impact on French and international pop culture. Many passages include Joan's own words from her letters and trial transcripts, and her letters are reprinted in their original French in the back of the book, which I loved. Illustrative maps help the reader retrace Joan's steps and gain a new perspective of the geological implications of Joan's journey and her impact on France. The typeset in the back of the book is extremely small, which caused this volume to lose one start because it took forever to trundle through the tiny type and make my eyes hurt. Overall, a great book on Joan of Arc and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in her history.

  • By M. Pierce on July 27, 2016

    Great for our Camp Memaw and Grandaddy a la Knights earlier this summer. Our five year old and only granddaughter adopted this book straight away after she came to camp declaring that she wanted to be the very character of Joan of Arc!

  • By Aussie Reader on January 14, 2000

    Not much can be added to the previous reviews. I would highlight the point that it would be wise to read the forward and preface before getting stuck into the book. The layout of the book is somewhat different to your normal biography but in this case it works well. The story is excellent and is well presented and as mentioned by other reviews without any noticeable bias either way. The authors have produced a gripping and entertaining story and have also provided the reader with some detailed lists of principal characters, issues and images and appendices that have copies of some letters written by `Joan of Arc'. The list of characters was very detailed and makes the book a must have for any decent library. Overall this is a very well researched account of this amazing woman and the story was a joy to read. Recommend to anyone who loves good history.

  • By William H. Burke, Jr. on October 15, 2012

    I read this book from cover to cover and was immensely impressed with the depth of knowledge of Joan that was covered in the book. Most of the information was gotten from the authentic documentsof Joan's Condemnation trial and her Nullification trial. Also included in the book were in depth information of the lives of the entire cast of characters in Joan's life, including King Charles VII, the Duke of Bedford, the Bastard of Orleans (later Count Dunois), the Duc D'Alencon, Gilles de Rais (later convicted of murder and child abuse), and many others. I think that this bookemphasizes more the genius and strong character of Joan rather than her religious claims, although these are given very adequate explanation also.I think this book gives ample information on the historical background of Joan's times, and explains the immense influence her acomplishments had on the entire history of France and England.

  • By S. Kundo on April 27, 2014

    I actually bought this book for a last minute school project. I only needed a few pages of the book and to use it as a source, but ended up devouring this book. It's a very interesting read and is written in a way that kept my attention throughout. I highly recommend this book if you're interested in Joan of Arc. It is one of the most informative works written on Joan.

  • By (¬‿¬) on November 21, 2009

    "Joan of Arc: Her Story" begins with a foreword, a preface, acknowledgments and a prelude. I've never seen so much to precede a story. The preface explains the structure of the book, which may be confusing if not read. To gain an understanding of the history and climate of Joan's time, one should read the prelude.Then begins the bulk of the story. It is fascinating, well-written in chronological order. It is not a light read. Any distractions can set one back, confused about the cast of characters, as I can attest. Joan of Arc's story could not have been better told. Each chapter begins with a summary and then delves into the details of her journey. Excerpts from various writings describe her impact on others, the interrogations and Joan of Arc's own words.The second part details the lives of the cast of characters surrounding her life; and the last part investigates the different issues surrounding Joan of Arc's story, like whether she was betrayed, did she actually survive the fire and another girl take her place, was she of royal blood?I admit the least interesting section was the middle section, as I did not care much for the lives of her interrogators, for instance. Of course, to know their lives is to understand their actions, so it was not completely unnecessary. I just did not care for it.This is a fine book for anyone wanting learn more about the life of Joan of Arc. It is organized very nicely. For those who just want to know the basic story, read the first part. Those who need more details may continue on to parts two and three.

  • By Guest on December 5, 2016

    Tremendous book and resource! My favorite Johanne la Pucelle book to date!

  • By K. Levesque on December 3, 2013

    This is an amazing book, full of facts yet easy to read. I like the manner in which the story of Joan's life is told at the beginning of the book and in the back of the book are in depth narratives about key persons involved in her remarkable life.

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