Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8571
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schibanoff , Susan.
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  • Title: True Lies: Transvestism and Idolatry in the Trial of Joan of Arc [analyzes the charges against Joan; dressing like a man and worshipping the voices that she heard].
  • Source: Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and Charles T. Wood.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 31 - 60.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Cross Dressing Joan of Arc, Saint Trials Visions
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Abstract: The ecclesiastical case against Joan of Arc gradually narrowed to the central charge of idolatry. Joan was condemned for worshipping false gods, the saints of her visions, and for making herself into an idol of masculinity -- a "false lie" -- by wearing male attire. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
  • Author's Affiliation: University of New Hampshire
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323379