Once more inspired by the example of Michelet, who had just written an admirable work on Joan of Arc, he published the text of the two trials of Joan, adding much contemporary evidence on her heroism in his Proces de condemnation et de rehabilitation de Jeanne d'Arc (5 vols.
1841-1849), as well as half a volume of Apercus nouveaux sur l'histoire de Jeanne d'Arc, in which it seems that the last word has been said on important points.
He died suddenly at Paris on the 8th of April 1882, a short time after having corrected the proofs of d'Arc, published in the Revue historique.
After the siege was raised, Suffolk was defeated and taken prisoner by Jeanne d'Arc at Jargeau on the 12th of June 1429.
James now granted his daughter, a child, to the Dauphin, later Louis XI.; but, as Jeanne d'Arc said, " the daughter of the king of Scotland could not save Orleans," then (1428-1429) besieged in a desultory manner by the English.
The surviving Scots fought under Jeanne d'Arc till her last success, at Lagny, under Sir Hugh Kennedy of Ardstinchar in Ayrshire, but James (May, June 1429) made a treaty of peace with Cardinal Beaufort, which enabled Beaufort to send large reinforcements into Paris, where the Maid, deserted by Charles VII., failed a few months later.
Cantatas: Prometheus-chore; " Beethoven Cantata "; " An die Kiinstler "; Die Glocken des Strassburger Miinsters; 12 Chore far Mannergesang; Songs, 8 books; Scena, Jeanne d'Arc au bflcher.
Natural curiosities are the Pont d'Arc, over the Ardeche, and the Chaussee des Geants, near Vals.
JOAN OF ARC, more properly Jeanneton Darc, afterwards known in France as Jeanne D'Arc 1 (1411-1431), the " Maid of Orleans," was born between 1410 and 1412, the daughter of Jacques Darc, peasant proprietor, of Domremy, a small village in the Vosges, partly in Champagne and partly in Lorraine, and of his wife Isabeau, of the village of Vouthon, who from having made a pilgrimage to Rome had received the usual surname of Romee.
Moreover, as regards her genuine military qualities we have the testimony of Dunois and d'Alencon; and Captain Marin, in his Jeanne d'Arc, tacticien et strategiste (1891), takes a high view of her achievements.
- For bibliography see Le Livre d'or de Jeanne d'Arc (1894), and A.
Quicherat's great work, Le Proces de Jeanne d'Arc (1841-1849), a collection of the texts so full and so vivid that they reveal the character and life of the heroine with great distinctness.
Marty, L'Histoire de Jeanne d'Arc d'apres des documents originaux, with introduction by M.
Dunand, Jeanne d'Arc et l'eglise (1908); and especially Andrew Lang, The Maid of France (1908).
The attempt to establish the reality of the " revelations " and consequently to obtain the canonization of Joan of Arc led the Catholic party in France to publish lives (such as Sepet's, 1869) in support of their claims. Excellent works worth special mention are: Simeon Luce, Jeanne d'Arc a Domremy; L.
De Beaucorps, L'Armee anglaise vaincue par Jeanne d'Arc (1892) R.
P. Agroles, S.J., La Vraie Jeanne d'Arc. For the " false Pucelle " see A.