Posts tagged “French politics

New Stamp honoring Joan of Arc to be issued in France

http://www.dici.org/en/news/france-a-stamp-will-be-issued-in-honor-of-joan-of-arc/


Who “owns” Joan of Arc? (The Perpetual Question)

From this article: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2012/0123/French-politicians-argue-over-who-owns-Joan-of-Arc

“Starting as a nobody, she broke nearly every 15th-century gender barrier. In 2012 she’s a Christian heroine in a secular state: For the right, a holy warrior of the sacred soil; on the left, a brave iconoclast fighting corrupt elites.” And….check the article to see what you know about the geography of France.


Orléans celebrates Joan of Arc’s birth on January 6, 2012 (Youtube video clip)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmrLmyzH5G8

 


Joan of Arc celebration in Orleans France (excellent slideshow)

On January 6, the 600th anniversary of Joan of Arc’s birth, Medievalists assembled as Joan received her sword.

http://www.orleans.fr/fetes-de-jeanne-darc-2012/remise-de-lepee.html


“Ottowa Citizen” Article; (the best so far) on Joan’s image in the center of French political turmoil

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/French+leaders+evoke+Joan/5998136/story.html

The best article thus far, on Joan’s image in center of today’s political turmoil. There is but one false note that needs correction (for the historic record.) Joan’s father, Jacques, was not a landowner but held a modest position of authority in the peasant community of Domremy.