Joan of Arc: A Military Leader.

DeVries, Kelly.

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Many books have told Joan's tale from religious and feminist aspects, but this takes a different tack and addresses the question of why the soldiers of France followed a woman into battle when no troops of the Hundred Years War had done so before - and how was she able to win? Illustrated.

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Description

In 1428 a young girl from a small French village approached the royal castle of Vaucouleurs with a now famous tale. Heavenly voices, she said, had told her to seek out the Dauphin, Charles, so that he might give her an army with which to deliver France from its English occupiers. The ensuing tale of Joan's military success is told here in a gripping and authoritative narrative. Previous works have concentrated on the religious and feminist aspects of Joan's career; this is the first to address the vital issue of what it was that made her the heroine she became. Why did the soldiers of France follow a woman into battle when no troops of the Hundred Years War had done so before, and how was she able to win? This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the Middle Ages and the phenomenon of the girl warrior.

Book Details

Author DeVries, Kelly.
Format PB
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Number of Pages 256
Illustrations Illustrations, maps
Publish Date 1/05/2011
Catalogue Jun19
Catalogue book number 31