Start Date

20-4-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2017 10:15 AM

Subjects

Joan of Arc (Saint) 1412-1431, France -- History -- 15th century, Hundred Years' War 1339-1453, Gender role

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During the Hundred Years’ War, Joan of Arc became known for her unusual dress, piety, and leadership. While these aspects of Joan’s personality have been studied independently by historians, through a comprehensive study of these characteristics, it becomes clear that Joan stood out from her peers because of the strict obstinacy with which she maintained her unique lifestyle. Her mannerisms caught the attention of her English rivals and even the French, whom she fought to protect. Because of the individualistic ways in which she dressed, exercised her faith, and guided others that broke social expectations and the unyielding persistence with which she maintained those practices, Joan of Arc was seen as a threat to her peers in fifteenth century France and England.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19802

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Apr 20th, 9:00 AM Apr 20th, 10:15 AM

Breaking the Mold: Joan of Arc's Unyielding Individuality

During the Hundred Years’ War, Joan of Arc became known for her unusual dress, piety, and leadership. While these aspects of Joan’s personality have been studied independently by historians, through a comprehensive study of these characteristics, it becomes clear that Joan stood out from her peers because of the strict obstinacy with which she maintained her unique lifestyle. Her mannerisms caught the attention of her English rivals and even the French, whom she fought to protect. Because of the individualistic ways in which she dressed, exercised her faith, and guided others that broke social expectations and the unyielding persistence with which she maintained those practices, Joan of Arc was seen as a threat to her peers in fifteenth century France and England.