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Joan’s spiritual journey: sensualized canonized kabbalah

France, with her allies, was victorious in World War I, and she emerged for the time as the dominant power on the Continent, linked to the Church in new compromises by the fear of Bolshevism and by the problem of … Continue reading

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one joan fits all

Trials and Tribulation of Joan of Arc. Her judgment and execution were just the beginning in a long series of fluctuations for the canonized combattant of God… In general, we find that Joan of Arc all over the world is … Continue reading

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the Joan chronicles: catwalk to canonization

In the period of World War I, Joan of Arc was to Americans the sentimentalized symbol of the Franco-American alliance and of the cause of the “Entente Cordiale.” Popular ballads, bric-a-brac, medals, art exhibitions, alike expressed this sentiment; so did … Continue reading

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romancing the joan

The trial and execution of Joan of Arc was just the beginning for the poor soul. In the centuries since the Maid has continued to provoke anger and awe, becoming a symbol for monarchists, romantics, Left and Right… Another movement … Continue reading

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Joan: heroine of the Right

Joan of Arc. Her legacy has had some ups and downs, and some swings from Left to Right… The nineteenth century has been called by a German writer, “the century of the Pucelle.” It was inevitable that the restored monarchy … Continue reading

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joan of liberty and fraternity and convenience

Joan of Arc. From compromising circumstance in the life of Charles VII, to be forgotten as soon as possible to subsequent resurrection and refashioning into useful symbol… The French Revolution was a decisive event in the development of the reputation … Continue reading

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saint joan of kitsch: kicking the rehab can

The Protestants of the sixteenth century saw Joan of Arc as the Joan of the Rehabilitation “tainted with idolatry,” identified with Church and King. They destroyed every representation of her upon which they could lay their hands. Swedes in the … Continue reading

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joan of arc as my bellona: a strumpet of a pucelle?

Poor Joan of Arc. Her trial and execution were only the beginning in the saga of the fluctuations of Joan’s fame that has run the gamut from anger and awe, skepticism and adoration… Since the Rehabilitation of Joan of Arc, … Continue reading

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joan: ambiguous “voices”

Joan of Arc persuaded Charles to march on Reims, where he was crowned in 1429 with the Maid beside him. It was Joan’s finest hour. She was eager to move on to Paris, but the King, influenced by her enemies … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation of joan: if memory serves her well

The judgements of Joan of Arc. Her trial and execution were but the beginning. In the centuries since, the Maid has continued to provoke anger and adoration. The first “revision” was the posthumous Rehabilitation trial… The Rehabilitation was conducted in … Continue reading

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