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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1962. Department of English.
This study is concerned with what in scholarly circles is called “sources,” only in so far as the sources under analysis reveal the characterization of the central figure in a well known story that has been told and retold continually over five centuries and in several different literary periods. The uniqueness of the life, conflict, and conditions involved in the story of Joan of Arc however, make it worthy of continued imaginative treatments by the artists and suggests that a study of these treatments is a matter of interest to critics and scholars.
Advisor: Louis Crompton