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Pope Joan - Donna Woolfolk Cross
Pope Joan
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Pope Joan: A Novel by Cross, Donna Woolfolk. 8vo. 1st ptg.
Pope Joan: A Novel by Cross, Donna Woolfolk. 8vo. 1st ptg.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345416261 (0345416260)
Publisher: Ballantine Books (NY)
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
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Marinebuchbinder rated it
3.5 und es gab sie doch
Nun gut, diese Geschichte ist mir nicht neu: Angeblich soll im 9. Jahrhundert für zwei Jahre eine Frau auf dem Thron der katholischen Kirche gesessen haben. Mit dieser Legende (oder laut Autorin diesem Fakt) beschäftigt sich die Geschichte. Zum Glück gipfelt das Buch erst in der Tatsache, dass Johan...
JulieM rated it
5.0 Pope Joan: A Novel
This is historic fiction at its best. The story of a intelligent young girl who hid her gender so that she could study in the monasteries. She rose in the Catholic hierarchy all the way to the top to become Pope - I guess she really leaned in to her career! People in Rome still talk about whether...
K. rated it
I have wanted to read this book for so long and now I'm done! What do I say about this, the idea that a woman could rise above her "station" in the 9th century and become one of the most revered and powerful figures in her society?I love it! The author provides some compelling evidence to toward the...
I, the booklover
I, the booklover rated it
Mediano e tal... (http://labirinto-livros.blogspot.com/2012/02/papisa-joana.html)A Papisa Joana é uma obra que até ao ano passado, nunca tinha ouvido falar. Mesmo quando conheci esta obra, nunca fiquei completamente interessada. Não porque a cultura e a herança histórica da nossa civilização não me ...
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Chrissie's Books rated it
NO SPOILERS!!!In conclusion, having completed this novel, having struggled through to the end, I can say I did not like it. I didn't like it from the start to the end. When I voice this opinion, I am obviously in the minority. I do appreciate that the author concluded with an informative author's n...
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