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    DescriptionIn 1428 a young girl from a small French village approached the royal castle of Vaucouleurs with a now famous tale. Heavenly voices, she said, had told her to seek out the Dauphin, Charles, so that he might give her an army with which to deliver France from its English occupiers. The ensuing tale of Joan's military success is told here in a gripping and authoritative narrative. Previous works have concentrated on the religious and feminist aspects of Joan's career; this is the first to address the vital issue of what it was that made her the heroine she became. Why did the soldiers of France follow a woman into battle when no troops of the Hundred Years War had done so before, and how was she able to win? This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the Middle Ages and the phenomenon of the girl warrior.

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    Joan of Arc
    A Military Leader
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kelly DeVries
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752460611
    ISBN 10: 0752460617

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
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    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A15202030, A44092000
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    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 1DDF
    DC22: 944.026092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, BIO008000
    LC classification: DC103 .D48 2011
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHDJ
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2011
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    Author Information
    Kelly Devries is an historian specializing in warfare of the Middle Ages. His books include "Infantry Warfare in the Early Fourteenth Century" and "Medieval Military Technology." He has been featured on the History Channel, and is a history professor at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.
    Review quote
    ""Immensely readable . . . should be welcomed by general and academic readers alike." --"Library Journal