Pope Joan

Pope Joan

Now in this riveting novel, Cross paints a sweeping portrait of an unforgettable heroine who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept.

Author: Donna Woolfolk Cross

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307453198

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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“Pope Joan has all the elements one wants in a historical drama—love, sex, violence, duplicity, and long-buried secrets. Cross has written an engaging book.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review In this international bestseller and basis for the 2009 movie of the same name, Donna Woolfolk Cross brings the Dark Ages to life in all their brutal splendor and shares the dramatic story of a woman whose strength of vision led her to defy the social restrictions of her day. For a thousand years her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die—Pope Joan, the ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female ever to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Now in this riveting novel, Cross paints a sweeping portrait of an unforgettable heroine who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept. Brilliant and talented, young Joan rebels against medieval social strictures forbidding women to learn. When her brother is brutally killed during a Viking attack, Joan takes up his cloak—and his identity—and enters the monastery of Fulda. As Brother John Anglicus, Joan distinguishes herself as a great scholar and healer. Eventually, she is drawn to Rome, where she becomes enmeshed in a dangerous web of love, passion, and politics. Triumphing over appalling odds, she finally attains the highest office in Christendom—wielding a power greater than any woman before or since. But such power always comes at a price . . . “Brings the savage ninth century vividly to life in all its alien richness. An enthralling, scholarly historical novel.”—Rebecca Fraser, author of The Brontës
Categories: Fiction

Pope Joan

Pope Joan

The book was banned and its author excommunicated. It nevertheless brought him immediate fame and the work established itself securely in the history of modern Greek literature.

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0879517867

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In this brilliant adaptation of a novel by the 19th century Greek author Emmanuel Royidis, Lawrence Durrell traces the remarkable history of a young woman who travelled across Europe in the ninth century disguised as a monk, acquired great learning, and ruled over Christendom for two years as Pope John VIII before her sudden and surprising death. When "Papissa Joanna" was first published in Athens in 1886 it created a sensation. The book was banned and its author excommunicated. It nevertheless brought him immediate fame and the work established itself securely in the history of modern Greek literature. Subsequently Durrell, one of the most important British writers of the 20th century, created a masterpiece in its own right--a dazzling concoction presented with the deftest touch.
Categories: Fiction

Pope Joan

Pope Joan

Now in this riveting novel, Donna Woolfolk Cross paints a sweeping portrait of an unforgettable heroine who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept.

Author: Donna Woolfolk Cross

Publisher:

ISBN: 0704380471

Category: Church history

Page: 422

View: 195

A world-wide bestseller, major motion picture and upcoming "Director's Cut" TV mini-series exclusively for the U.S ""Pope Joan" has all the elements one wants in a historical drama-love, sex, violence, duplicity, and long-buried secrets. Cross has written an engaging book.""-Los Angeles Times Book Review" For a thousand years her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die-Pope Joan, the ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female ever to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Now in this riveting novel, Donna Woolfolk Cross paints a sweeping portrait of an unforgettable heroine who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept. Brilliant and talented, young Joan rebels against medieval social strictures forbidding women to learn. When her brother is brutally killed during a Viking attack, Joan takes up his cloak-and his identity-and enters the monastery of Fulda. As Brother John Anglicus, Joan distinguishes herself as a great scholar and healer. Eventually, she is drawn to Rome, where she becomes enmeshed in a dangerous web of love, passion, and politics. Triumphing over appalling odds, she finally attains the highest office in Christendom-wielding a power greater than any woman before or since. But such power always comes at a price . . . In this international bestseller, Cross brings the Dark Ages to life in all their brutal splendor and shares the dramatic story of a woman whose strength of vision led her to defy the social restrictions of her day.
Categories: Church history

100 Facts about Pope Joan

100 Facts about Pope Joan

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Pope Joan: A Novel.

Author: Thomas Penning

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458913493

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Pope Joan: A Novel." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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Pope Joan

Pope Joan

First published in the 1950s, this modern masterpiece is Lawrence Durrell's translation and adaptation of Emmanuel Royidis's classic "Papissa Joanna"--the story of history's only female pope.

Author: Emmanouēl D. Rhoidēs

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 0879519649

Category: Church history

Page: 157

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First published in the 1950s, this modern masterpiece is Lawrence Durrell's translation and adaptation of Emmanuel Royidis's classic "Papissa Joanna"--the story of history's only female pope. The story's source is a ninth-century legend: a girl disguised as a monk makes her way from Greece to Rome, is elevated to the throne of St. Peter, and rules over Christendom for a time as Pope John VIII.
Categories: Church history

Women s History of the Christian Church

Women s History of the Christian Church

Noble, Thomas F.X. “The Legend of Pope Joan: In Search of the Truth. ... 9 Charles River Editors, Pope Joan, n.p. 10 Cross, Pope Joan: A Novel. ... As quoted in Stanford, The Legend of Pope Joan,94; “New System Elects a Pope.

Author: Elizabeth Gillan Muir

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487593841

Category: History

Page: 464

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Tracing two thousand years of female leadership, influence, and participation, Elizabeth Gillan Muir examines the various positions women have filled in the church. From the earliest female apostle, and the little known stories of the two Marys - the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene - to the enlightened duties espoused by the nun, the abbess, and the anchorite, and the persecutions of female "witches," Muir uncovers the rich and often tumultuous relationship between women and Christianity. Offering broad coverage of both the Catholic and Protestant traditions and extending geographically well beyond North America, A Women's History of the Christian Church presents a chronological account of how women developed new sects and new churches, such as the Quakers and Christian Science. The book includes a timeline of women in Christian history, over 25 black-and-white illustrations, a glossary, and a list of primary and secondary sources to complement the content in each chapter.
Categories: History

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Later works include Döllinger, Fables Respecting the Popes of the Middle Ages; Herbert Thurston, Pope Joan, London: Catholic Truth ... London: Verschoyle, 1971; and Donna Woolford Cross, Pope Joan: A Novel, New York: Crown, 1996.

Author: Stephen Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135986674

Category: History

Page: 308

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Interest in the middle ages is at an all time high at the moment, thanks in part to "The Da Vinci Code." Never has there been a moment more propitious for a study of our misconceptions of the Middle Ages than now. Ranging across religion, art, and science, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages unravels some of the many misinterpretations that have evolved concerning the medieval period, including: the church war science art society With an impressive international array of contributions, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars involved with medieval religion, history, and culture.
Categories: History

Roidis and the Borrowed Muse

Roidis and the Borrowed Muse

British Historiography, Fiction and Satire in Pope Joan Foteini Lika ... he was not at all hesitant when he claimed that Pope Joan, though “an unsuccessful attempt in biography, was undoubtedly a work of fiction, a novel”; since, ...

Author: Foteini Lika

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527518322

Category:

Page: 309

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Using diverse sources ranging from hagiographies and historiographies to historical novels and satirical poems, this is the first book-length examination of Emmanouil Roidis’ Pope Joan (1866). Providing a long-overdue and authoritative introduction to the sinuous poetics of one of the most celebrated Modern Greek novels, Roidis and the Borrowed Muse takes in a broad gamut of British writers, from Swift, Sterne and Gibbon to Scott, Macaulay and Byron, and casts a fresh and original eye on the intertextual connections between their work and Roidis’ magnum opus. This comprehensive comparative study will appeal not only to intellectual historians, literary critics and students, but also to scholars of Romanticism and readers interested in the many facets of satire.
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John the Angelic

John the Angelic

John the Angelic, Volume I of A.P. Andes' quartet, The Latecoming West, explores one of history's most egregious omissions, excised from the record with cold precision: the brilliant, willful woman, Pope Joan.

Author: A. P. Andes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0986318329

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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What is history, a faithful accounting of events or a carefully crafted narrative, edited and reshaped by the powerful to manipulate and undermine the powerless? John the Angelic, Volume I of A.P. Andes' quartet, The Latecoming West, explores one of history's most egregious omissions, excised from the record with cold precision: the brilliant, willful woman, Pope Joan. A fearless yet soulful spirit, Joan has survived a vicious Viking raid, her father's murder, and the loss of their home; educated but homeless, she now faces the perilous existence of a minor unprotected by a man in the brutal world of the ninth century. Craving refuge and a way to nurture her extraordinary curiosity, she adopts the dress and mannerisms of a young man to enter the monastic life, and in the process meets a count who will become her mentor, lover, and closest companion. Though she possesses one of the keenest intellects of her age, Joan faces a spiritual crisis: How can she challenge the strictures of her church while remaining true to the essence of her faith? The story of Johannes Angelicus, as Joan becomes known, is, like all histories, complicated by the motives of those who survived to share it. As Joan's erasure from the holy lineage she has briefly become a part of draws near, the quartet's larger narrative summons other cultural "deviants" spanning from ancient Greece to the Holocaust and beyond. Electrically inventive, this genre-bending novel brings unsung heroes and silenced demons out of the catacombs of collective memory and onto the pages of a new, restored record.
Categories: Fiction

The Female Pope

The Female Pope

In this book Oliver Hayes looks at the legends of a Female Pope and uncovers the startline truth that lies behind them.ContentsForewordChapter 1 - The Legend of the Female PopeChapter 2 - The Legend under ScrutinyChapter 3 - The Real Female ...

Author: Oliver Hayes

Publisher:

ISBN: 152037657X

Category:

Page: 38

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For many centuries it was accepted almost without discussion that the priesthood, and pastoral work more generally, was exclusively a male domain. Women had a role within the Christian Church, as nuns or lay workers, but the giving of the sacraments was seen as a male preserve. And yet for centuries rumours and legends have swirled about that one woman did get to be pope in Rome. The Catholic Church has always denied the stories, but they refuse to go away. It is now time to look anew at these old stories and try to discover the truth that lies behind them. In this book Oliver Hayes looks at the legends of a Female Pope and uncovers the startline truth that lies behind them.ContentsForewordChapter 1 - The Legend of the Female PopeChapter 2 - The Legend under ScrutinyChapter 3 - The Real Female Pope
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