Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12120
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Margolis , Nadia.
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  • Title: The "Joan Phenomenon" and the French Right
  • Source: Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and Charles T. Wood.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 265 - 287.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Conservatism Joan of Arc, Saint Politics
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15, 19- 20
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  • Abstract: Joan's uniquely powerful appropriation by the French Right finds its origins in the heroine's own time; this affinity is then traced from the French Revolution, through Michelet's history, and the founding of the Action Fran├žaise to the present. Vichy's image of Joan is illuminated by Nazi Germany's idealized woman. This analysis concludes with a plea for vigilance: those seduced by the "Joan phenomenon" sometimes neglect ominous portents of her political reception. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323379