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joan on the stand: a doubtful mission?

To judge Joan. Joan of Arc’s trial and execution was and end, and also a new beginning: In the centuries since, the Maid has continued to provoke anger and adoration, skepticism and awe… Despite the general assumption of historians that … Continue reading

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poor joan: brand name martyr

We must remember that the tribunal which condemned Joan of Arc was a tremendously impressive array of the leading ecclesiastical talents and reputations of the time-almost a synod of the Church. One need not, therefore, be surprised that the verdict … Continue reading

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joan on the stand: the eternal trial

Poor Joan of Arc. Her trial and execution were only the beginning. In the centuries since, the Maid has continued to provoke anger and adoration, skepticism and awe, part of what can be termed the fluctuations in Joan’s fame. Born … Continue reading

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