The Maid of France: Being the Story of the Life and Death of Jeanne D' Arc

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Cosimo, Inc., 1.06.2007 г. - 380 страници
1909. While best known for his translations of classical literature and as a collector of folk and fairy tales, Lang also wrote poetry, biographies, histories, novels, literary criticisms and even children's books. In this work, Lang gives both the believer's and the skeptic's side as to the explanation of Joan of Arc's experiences. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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Страница 251 - Thought" and the liberty of private opinion. She was as sound a Catholic as man or woman could be, in matters of faith; she was only forced by injustice into maintaining her freedom of opinion in matters of fact, of personal experience; and clerks as learned as they of Rouen maintain that this attitude was perfectly orthodox.
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Andrew Lang was born at Selkirk in Scotland on March 31, 1844. He was a historian, poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and anthropologist, in connection with his work on literary texts. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews University, and Balliol College, Oxford University, becoming a fellow at Merton College. His poetry includes Ballads and Lyrics of Old France (1872), Ballades in Blue China (1880--81), and Grass of Parnassus (1888--92). His anthropology and his defense of the value of folklore as the basis of religion is expressed in his works Custom and Myth (1884), Myth, Ritual and Religion (1887), and The Making of Religion (1898). He also translated Homer and critiqued James G. Frazer's views of mythology as expressed in The Golden Bough. He was considered a good historian, with a readable narrative style and knowledge of the original sources including his works A History of Scotland (1900-7), James VI and the Gowrie Mystery (1902), and Sir George Mackenzie (1909). He was one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales. His collections of Fairy books, including The Blue Fairy Book, preserved and handed down many of the better-known folk tales from the time. He died of angina pectoris on July 20, 1912.

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