Joan of Arc Primary Sources
August 4, 2006 9:54 AM   Subscribe

Joan of Arc Primary Sources posted online by the Historical Academy for Joan of Arc Studies. So far they have online [both are PDFs] Royal Financial Records Concerning Payments for Twenty-Seven Contingents in the Portion of Joan of Arc's Army Which Arrived At Orleans on 4 May 1429 and Primary Sources and Context Concerning Joan of Arc's Male Clothing. These documents are well annotated and very interesting. Particularly the whole male clothing issue, I didn't realize that was such a big deal and perhaps a justification for executing her.
posted by marxchivist (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
She's a saint too!
posted by marxchivist at 9:55 AM on August 4, 2006

On the matter of Ms. Arc hearing voices, you may have forgotten the "batshitinsane" tag.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:59 AM on August 4, 2006

Wow, what a find! Great post.
posted by languagehat at 10:08 AM on August 4, 2006

I haven't yet had a look at your links (but I will - looks fascinating), but just because you mentioned the clothing...
Rouen Library have images of Jeanne d'Arc through the ages at the wonderful Le Visioscope exhibition site.
posted by peacay at 10:26 AM on August 4, 2006

That's a fantastic site.

In some relatively recent Joan of Arc news, one of the oldest known representations of her, painted only 10 years after her death, was uncovered during renovations at Notre-Dame de Bermont, a church close to where she lived.

Also, a charred rib recently underwent testing to ascertain whether the relic, attributed as Joan of Arc's, really belonged to a 19yr old girl who lived in the 15th century.

There's plenty reading and some great photographs on this site if you wade through it all.
posted by fire&wings at 10:29 AM on August 4, 2006

Very cool. I love it when a great post is added to by other users.
posted by LarryC at 12:42 PM on August 4, 2006

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Bugger. Should have deferred sleep and looked while the looking was good. I will please myself and try again later I shall.
posted by peacay at 8:42 PM on August 4, 2006

Joan of Arc

Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc
as she came riding through the dark;
no moon to keep her armour bright,
no man to get her through this very smoky night.
She said, "I'm tired of the war,
I want the kind of work I had before,
a wedding dress or something white
to wear upon my swollen appetite."

"Well, I'm glad to hear you talk this way,
you know I've watched you riding every day
and something in me yearns to win
such a cold and lonesome heroine."
"And who are you?" she sternly spoke
to the one beneath the smoke.
"Why, I'm fire," he replied,
"And I love your solitude, I love your pride."

"Then fire, make your body cold,
I'm going to give you mine to hold,"
saying this she climbed inside
to be his one, to be his only bride.
And deep into his fiery heart
he took the dust of Joan of Arc,
and high above the wedding guests
he hung the ashes of her wedding dress.

It was deep into his fiery heart
he took the dust of Joan of Arc,
and then she clearly understood
if he was fire, oh then she must be wood.
I saw her wince, I saw her cry,
I saw the glory in her eye.
Myself I long for love and light,
but must it come so cruel, and oh so bright?

-- Leonard Cohen
posted by hortense at 9:54 PM on August 4, 2006

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