The Resource The virgin warrior : the life and death of Joan of Arc, Larissa Juliet Taylor

The virgin warrior : the life and death of Joan of Arc, Larissa Juliet Taylor

Label
The virgin warrior : the life and death of Joan of Arc
Title
The virgin warrior
Title remainder
the life and death of Joan of Arc
Statement of responsibility
Larissa Juliet Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "She was France's great heroine and England's great scourge. Whether Joan of Arc was a lunatic, a witch, a religious icon or a skilled soldier and leader, her contemporaries found her as extraordinary and fascinating as are the legends that abound about her today. But her life has been so endlessly cast and recast that we have lost sight of the remarkable girl at the heart of it - a teenage peasant girl who, after claiming to hear voices, convinced the French king to let her lead a disheartened army into battle. In the process she changed the course of European history."
  • "In The Virgin Warrior, Larissa Juliet Taylor paints a vivid portrait of Joan as a self-confident, charismatic and supremely determined figure, whose sheer force of will electrified those around her and struck terror into the hearts of the English soldiers and leaders. The drama of Joan's life is set against a world where visions and witchcraft were real, where saints could appear to peasants, battles and sieges decided the fate of kingdoms, and rigged trials could result in burning at the stake. Yet in her short life, Joan emboldened the French soldiers and villagers with her strength and resolve. A difficult, inflexible leader, she defied her accusers and enemies to the end. From her early years to the myths and fantasies that have swelled since her death, Taylor teases out a nuanced and engaging story of the truly irresistible 'ordinary' girl who rescued France."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Casts the life of Joan of Arc into historical context, arguing that the young peasant who led the French army to battle lived in a superstitious and spiritual time, and reveals the resolve she held in the face of political defiance
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10018499
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Larissa
Dewey number
944.026092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joan
  • Joan
  • Christian women saints
  • Women soldiers
  • France
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and death of Joan of Arc
Label
The virgin warrior : the life and death of Joan of Arc, Larissa Juliet Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Jehannette -- The mission -- The making of the maid -- The siege of Orléans -- "She would only last a year" -- The king and the maid -- Captivity -- Judging the maid -- From fear of the fire -- Vindication -- "That astonishing and marvelous maid" -- Appendix A: The immediate family of Joan of Arc -- Appendix B: The sources -- Appendix C: Witnesses interviewed -- Appendix D: Principal characters
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 251 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300114584
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009007424
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300114584
  • (OCoLC)310959842
Label
The virgin warrior : the life and death of Joan of Arc, Larissa Juliet Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Jehannette -- The mission -- The making of the maid -- The siege of Orléans -- "She would only last a year" -- The king and the maid -- Captivity -- Judging the maid -- From fear of the fire -- Vindication -- "That astonishing and marvelous maid" -- Appendix A: The immediate family of Joan of Arc -- Appendix B: The sources -- Appendix C: Witnesses interviewed -- Appendix D: Principal characters
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 251 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300114584
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009007424
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300114584
  • (OCoLC)310959842

Library Locations

  • Broadbeach LibraryBorrow it
    61 Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters, QLD, 4218, AU
    -28.035507 153.424153
  • Burleigh Heads LibraryBorrow it
    Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220, AU
    -28.090304 153.452264
  • Burleigh Waters LibraryBorrow it
    Corner Christine Avenue and Galeen Drive, Burleigh Waters, QLD, 4220, AU
    -28.081169 153.432148
  • Coolangatta LibraryBorrow it
    Level 1, The Strand, Corner Marine Parade and Dutton Street, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225, AU
    -28.166856 153.537057
  • Elanora LibraryBorrow it
    The Pines Shopping Centre, Guineas Creek Road, Elanora, QLD, 4221, AU
    -28.135667 153.469567
  • Helensvale LibraryBorrow it
    Helensvale Plaza, Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale, QLD, 4212, AU
    -27.922595 153.3341
  • Local Studies LibraryBorrow it
    Corner Garden and Lawson Streets, Southport, QLD, 4215, AU
    -27.970549 153.412387
  • Mobile LibraryBorrow it
    Gold Coast, QLD, AU
  • Nerang LibraryBorrow it
    Corner White and Price Streets, Nerang, QLD, 4211, AU
    -27.991463 153.335174
  • Palm Beach Community Lounge and LibraryBorrow it
    Eleventh Avenue, Palm Beach, QLD, 4221, AU
    -28.117206 153.467597
  • Robina LibraryBorrow it
    196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina, QLD, 4226, AU
    -28.076691 153.38214
  • Runaway Bay LibraryBorrow it
    Lae Drive, Runaway Bay, QLD, 4216, AU
    -27.91145 153.399086
  • Southport LibraryBorrow it
    Corner Garden and Lawson Streets, Southport, QLD, 4215, AU
    -27.970549 153.412387
  • Upper Coomera LibraryBorrow it
    Corner Reserve and Abraham Roads, Upper Coomera, QLD, 4209, AU
    -27.869062 153.304254
Processing Feedback ...