Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13773
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Warner , Marina.
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  • Title: Joan of Arc: A Gender Myth [The author examines two major issues: the question of witchcraft at Joan's trial and how her boyishness and cross dressing came in later centuries to be associated with female virtue].
  • Source: Joan of Arc: Reality and Myth.  Edited by Jan van HerwaardenPublikaties van de Faculteit der Historische en Kunstwetenschappen. Maatschappijgeschiedenis.  Verloren, 1994.  Pages 96 - 117.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Cross Dressing Fairies Gender Heroes Joan of Arc, Saint Witches
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Nine illustrations. Figure One La Pucelle (copper engraving from 1612 by L. Gaultier). Figure Two Joan and her counsel (Tableau vivant, 1900). Figure Three St. Joan as St. Margaret (Boutet de Monvel, 1896). Figure Four Witch sitting (Hans Baulding Grien, Kupferstichkabinet, Berlin). Figure Five The Maid of Orléans and Judith (Martin le Franc, Le champion des Dames (1440); Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale). Figure Six Joan of Arc (statue by Marie d'Orléans, 1840). Figure Seven Joan of Arc as Mother of Mercy (group of statues by Maxime Réal del Sarte). Figure Eight Joan's hair is cut (scene cut from the final version of Joan of Arc, film by Victor Fleming starring Ingrid Bergman). Figure Nine Jean Seburg as Joan of Arc (1957).
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9065504125