book is the first English language book about the retrial of Joan of
Arc: and clearly the best, based firmly on the testimonies given at
the retrial. Written by the renowned French historian, Regine
Pernoud, it uses extensive excerpts from the people who actually knew
Joan, bringing to life this great woman and her powerful story.
whole tremendous and fascinating historical story is told here by her
childhood playmates and relatives, her royal and noble friends, her
confessor, her valet, her squires and heralds, and her fellow
also are excerpts from some of her enemies: their presence here lends
even a more powerful authenticity to her story than if we had only
heard from her friends and supporters.
we follow Pernoud through her remarkably clear, detailed tracing of
this history told by living tongues, weaving the testimonies
together, we begin to share with her the experience of those men who
were making the investigation of Joan. Pernoud's method is direct and
knowledgeable, and dedicated to the discovery and presentation of the
Softcover, 304 pp.
Measures 8" by 5 1/4".