Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism

3.81 avg rating
( 160 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780520224643: Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Joan has a unique role in Western imagination - she is one of the few true female heroes. Marina Warner uses her superb historical and literary skills to move beyond conventional biography and to capture the essence of "Joan of Arc", both as she lived in her own time and as she has 'grown' in the human imagination over the five centuries since her death. She has examined the court documents from Joan of Arc's 1431 Inquisition trial for heresy and woven the facts together with an analysis of the histories, biographies, plays, and paintings and sculptures that have appeared over time to honor this heroine and symbol of France's nationhood. Warner shows how the few facts that are known about the woman Joan have been shaped to suit the aims of those who have chosen her as their hero. This book places Joan in the context of the mythology of the female hero and takes note of her historical antecedents, both pagan and Christian and the role she has played up to the present as the embodiment of an ideal, whether as Amazon, saint, child of nature, or personification of virtue.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Elegantly written, thoughtful (as one would expect from the author of "Alone of All Her Sex), imaginative, sensitive. Warner ranges through iconographic, allegorical, literary, dramatic, operatic, cinematographic, linguistic, historical, biographical, and political evidence to present a history of Joan and of her subsequent representations."--"Choice

About the Author:

Marina Warner is a historian and novelist; among her books are No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling, and Making Mock (1998), From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers (1995), and Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (1983). She lives in London.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780394411453: Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0394411455 ISBN 13:  9780394411453
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1981
Hardcover

9780099884200: Joan Of Arc:The Image of Female Heroism

Vintage, 1991
Softcover

9780394753331: Joan of Arc

Random..., 1982
Softcover

9780297776383: Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism

Little..., 1981
Hardcover

9780140062410: Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism

Penguin, 1983
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Warner, Marina
Published by University of California Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0520224647 ISBN 13: 9780520224643
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of California Press, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0520224647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
26.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Marina Warner
Published by University of California Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0520224647 ISBN 13: 9780520224643
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of California Press, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0520224647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
27.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Marina Warner
Published by University of California Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0520224647 ISBN 13: 9780520224643
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of California Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0520224647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
25.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.73
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Warner, Marina
Published by University of California Press
ISBN 10: 0520224647 ISBN 13: 9780520224643
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of California Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0520224647 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.1736120

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
40.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Marina Warner
Published by University of California Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0520224647 ISBN 13: 9780520224643
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of California Press, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0520224647n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
69.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Marina Warner
ISBN 10: 0520224647 ISBN 13: 9780520224643
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0520224647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
71.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds