Historical Who is Who

JOAN OF ARC

1412 - 1431
France
RELIGION, POLITICS

 

Extraordinary teenager who inspired by religious vision challenged contemporary instititutional orthodoxies. She took on positions of military leadership, especially against English domination in France, and was subsequently burnt for heresy. Her life raises questions about the nature of mystical experience as also about the moral interface between Christianity and nationalism. She is canonised as a Roman Catholic saint.

Life

Works

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