Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7151
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kelly , Henry Ansgar.
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  • Title: Joan of Arc's Last Trial: The Attack of the Devil's Advocates
  • Source: Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and Charles T. Wood.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 205 - 236. Later published in Inquisitions and Other Trial Procedures in the Medieval West. Ashgate Variorum, 2001. Article 4.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Canonization of Saints Hagiography Joan of Arc, Saint
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15, 19- 20
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  • Abstract: In Joan of Arc's canonization trial, the Devil's Advocates made serious charges against her modesty, temperance, humility, fortitude, perseverance, and military mission. in spite of fierce rebuttals by the defense team, the jury of Counsultors found much merit in the accusations, but the judges (the cardinals and the pope) gave her a resounding acquittal. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323379