The Retrial of Joan of Arc: The Evidence for Her Vindication
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The Retrial of Joan of Arc: The Evidence for Her Vindication

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This book is a rarity among English language books about Joan of Arc: it is the first such English language book, and clearly the best, based firmly on the testimonies given at the retrial of Joan of Arc. Written by the renowned French historian, Regine Pernoud, it uses extensive excerpts from the many people who actually knew Joan, and so it brings to life this great woma...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Ignatius Press (first published 1953)
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Czarny Pies
Aug 30, 2014 Czarny Pies rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This book by making a detailed examination of the retrial of Jeanne d'Arc provides an excellent view of the legal mind and procedures of the middle ages. It think that it would be valuable for anyone interested in Western European history.

Because, the rehabilitation trial occurred twenty years after her death, Jeanne d'Arc is eerily absent from this book. On the other hand, Pernod gives a brutally clear picture of how Jeanne d'Arc was mistreated by her captors, how carefully evidence was fabrica...more
Ed
A remarkable book about one of the most amazing people ever to live. This book offers selections from the testimony of the witnesses at Joan's rehabilitation trial -- the soldiers, priests, and regular people who knew her and lived with her. Their testimony rings out, over six centuries later, and helps us to know and love Joan as they did.
Cristina Montes
A bit hard to read in the beginning, but interesting. The parts I like are the accounts from eyewitnesses who have met St. Joan of Arc.
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Régine Pernoud (17 June 1909 in Château-Chinon, Nièvre - 22 April 1998 in Paris) was a historian and medievalist. She received an award from the Académie française. She is known for writing extensively about Joan of Arc.
More about Régine Pernoud...
Joan of Arc: Her Story Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses Aliénor d'Aquitaine Women in the Days of the Cathedrals

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