Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8933
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Pinzino , Jane Marie.
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  • Title: Speaking of Angels: A Fifteenth-Century Bishop in Defense of Joan of Arc's Mystical Voices
  • Source: Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and Charles T. Wood.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 161 - 176.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Elie de Bourdeilles, Bishop of Perigueux Joan of Arc, Saint Mystics Trials Visions
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Abstract: In the Rehabilitation Trial of 1456, Bishop Elie de Bourdeilles confronts the Condemnation Trial verdicts and narrates a salvation history of the French people with Joan of Arc as God's protagonist. The truth of this trial testimony lies not in its literal factualness about Joan of Arc but in its vitality as a popular myth of French cultural self-definition. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania [doctoral candidate]
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323379