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Joan of Arc: History behind the Myth

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Remy Ambuhl
Academic year

Module overview

Joan of Arc is probably the most well-known medieval woman. But how can we explain that a 'peasant girl' who was probably still a teenager at the time of her death has had such a great and enduring impact in history? This module looks behind the scenes. It is mainly but not essentially focused on the fifteenth century when she lived her short life (c. 1412-1431), a time of deep trouble and divisions within the kingdom of France. Was she the saviour of the French ‘nation’ in some of the darkest years of its history?