Joan of Arc, a Saint for All Reasons: Studies in Myth and Politics (BOK)

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As a transnational myth, Joan of Arc has served most contradictory causes. No other character has inspired a more impressive list of writers, but no other myth possesses the malleability required to serve rival camps. The quality of the exchanges between the best creative and philosophical minds of preceding centuries, their capacity for reading, range of interests, literary judgement and critical shrewdness, all offer models of investigation for our times. A close inquiry into the makings of the legendary heroine brings to light many false impressions still endorsed today by a number of noteworthy historians and literary critics. This collection of essays, updated for the English language edition, follows Joan of Arc in the Western consciousness, throughout the chain of texts, fictions, comments, from the time of her launching into celebrity by Jean Gerson and Christine de Pizan to the most recent stage and film versions.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2003 Forlag
ISBN 9780754633303 Antall sider 192
Dimensjoner 19,9cm x 16cm x 2,1cm Vekt 403 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Dominque Goy-Blanquet
Emner og form European history, Biography: historical, political & military, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Cultural studies, Christian theology, Politics & government, Folklore, myths & legends