Joan of Arc: a history

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

From the author of the acclaimed She-Wolves, the complex, surprising, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world—as never told before.

Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping story of the peasant girl from Domremy who hears voices from God, leads the French army to victory, is burned at the stake for heresy, and eventually becomes a saint. But unlike the traditional narrative, a story already shaped by the knowledge of what Joan would become and told in hindsight, Castor’s Joan of Arc: A History takes us back to fifteenth century France and tells the story forwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, in fighting the English, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war. We meet this extraordinary girl amid the tumultuous events of her extraordinary world where no one—not Joan herself, nor the people around her—princes, bishops, soldiers, or peasants—knew what would happen next.

Adding complexity, depth, and fresh insight into Joan’s life, and placing her actions in the context of the larger political and religious conflicts of fifteenth century France, Joan of Arc: A History is history at its finest and a surprising new portrait of this remarkable woman.

Joan of Arc: A History features an 8-page color insert.

More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780062384393
9780062384416
9781494593056
149459305
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 3293229a-2530-d19e-7688-b364f3f09b21
full_title joan of arc a history
author castor helen
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-23 11:07:53AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576535034219724800
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Flosnik, Anne.
author Castor, Helen.
author-letter Castor, Helen.
author2 Flosnik, Anne., hoopla digital.
author2-role Flosnik, Anne.|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_additional Helen Castor.
author_display Castor, Helen
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Columbia Pike
callnumber_sort_arlington Online OverDrive
collection_arlington Biographies
date_added 2015-05-26T04:00:00Z
days_since_added 820
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills Biographies, Central Biographies, Columbia Pike Biographies, hoopla
display_description

From the author of the acclaimed She-Wolves, the complex, surprising, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world—as never told before.

Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping story of the peasant girl from Domremy who hears voices from God, leads the French army to victory, is burned at the stake for heresy, and eventually becomes a saint. But unlike the traditional narrative, a story already shaped by the knowledge of what Joan would become and told in hindsight, Castor's Joan of Arc: A History takes us back to fifteenth century France and tells the story forwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, in fighting the English, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war. We meet this extraordinary girl amid the tumultuous events of her extraordinary world where no one—not Joan herself, nor the people around her—princes, bishops, soldiers, or peasants—knew what would happen next.

Adding complexity, depth, and fresh insight into Joan's life, and placing her actions in the context of the larger political and religious conflicts of fifteenth century France, Joan of Arc: A History is history at its finest and a surprising new portrait of this remarkable woman.

Joan of Arc: A History features an 8-page color insert.

econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
econtent_protection_type_arlington Limited Access, external
econtent_source_arlington OverDrive, hoopla
edition First U.S. edition., Unabridged.
format_arlington Book, eAudio, eBook
format_boost 28
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre Non Fiction
genre_facet Non Fiction
grouping_category book
id 3293229a-2530-d19e-7688-b364f3f09b21
isbn 149459305, 9780062384393, 9780062384416, 9781494593056
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b15007285||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11353476||Available Online||qafea||, ils:.b1478919x|.i19873931|Aurora Hills Biographies|B JOAN OF ARC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jun 04, 2016|aanb||, ils:.b1478919x|.i19873943|Central Biographies|B JOAN OF ARC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Feb 16, 2017|canb||, ils:.b1478919x|.i20004205|Columbia Pike Biographies|B JOAN OF ARC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|May 31, 2016|oanb||, overdrive:47642400-b2c2-41ce-8c47-69bb642ed8ec|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Checked Out||||
itype_arlington , Hardback, eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Fiction, Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington B JOAN OF ARC, Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_exact_arlington B JOAN OF ARC, Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_left_arlington B JOAN OF ARC, Online, Online OverDrive
local_days_since_added_arlington 820
num_holdings 4
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Columbia Pike
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 29 min.)) : digital., xiv, 328 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
popularity 4
primary_isbn 9780062384393
publishDate 2015
publishDateSort 2015
publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, HarperCollins
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b15007285|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2015|1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 29 min.)) : digital., ils:.b1478919x|Book|Books|First U.S. edition.|English|Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,|[2015]|xiv, 328 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm., overdrive:47642400-b2c2-41ce-8c47-69bb642ed8ec|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b15007285||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, ils:.b1478919x|.i19873931|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b1478919x|.i19873943|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b1478919x|.i20004205|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, overdrive:47642400-b2c2-41ce-8c47-69bb642ed8ec|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Christian women saints -- France -- Biography, France -- History -- Charles VII, 1422-1461, Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453, Joan, -- of Arc, Saint, -- 1412-1431, Women heroes -- France -- Biography, Women soldiers -- France -- Biography
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Joan of Arc : a history
title_display Joan of Arc : a history
title_full Joan of Arc : a history / Helen Castor, Joan of Arc A History, Joan of arc [electronic resource] : a history / Helen Castor
title_short Joan of Arc :
title_sort joan of arc a history
title_sub a history
topic Biography & Autobiography, History, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality