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Pope Joan (Paperback) by Donna Woolfolk Cross
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In this ninth-century tale, Joan's older brother is slaughtered by the Vikings, and she adopts his identity, becoming a monk and a scholar. Eventually, she travels to Rome, becomes drawn into the complex politics of the Vatican, and is elected pope.
Rebelling against medieval strictures forbidding the education of women, young Joan assumes the identity of her murdered brother and is initiated into the monastery of Fulda, where she distinguishes herself as a great Christian scholar before relocating to Rome and becoming a powerful force in religious politics. Original.
Number of Pages: 425.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Action + Thrillers, Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters, Politics, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General
Publisher: Broadway Books
Author: CROSS, DONNA WOOLFOLK
Street Date: June 9, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2783