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Pope Joan

Author : Donna Woolfolk Cross
ISBN : 0307453197
Genre : Fiction
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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
Category: Fiction

Pope Joan

Author : Emmanuel Roides
ISBN : 6185369184
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Roïdes irreverent, witty and delightful novel tells the story of Joan who, according to a popular medieval legend, ascended to the Papal Throne as Pope John VIII. The truth of the legend is of little importance as the book is far more than a historical novel and, in fact, parodies the popular historical romances of the time. In Joan, Roïdes has created one of the most remarkable characters in modern Greek literature and in so doing has assured his place as one of its classic authors.
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Pope Joan

Author : Lawrence Durrell
ISBN : 0720610656
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Legend Of Pope Joan

Author : Peter Stanford
ISBN : 042517347X
Genre : Religion
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Explores the often dismissed legend of an English women who, in the middle of the ninth century, disguised herself as a man and became Pope of the Catholic Church
Category: Religion

Grace Under Pressure

Author : Barbara A. O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781449729370
Genre : Religion
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The core of this book focuses on how Jesus treated women, giving insights galore about women’s contributions to the Church and in the world. Grace Under Pressure answers your questions regarding how society didn’t follow His lead.
Category: Religion

The New Anti Catholicism

Author : Philip Jenkins
ISBN : 9780199923892
Genre : Social Science
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Anti-Catholicism has a long history in America. And as Philip Jenkins argues in The New Anti-Catholicism, this virulent strain of hatred--once thought dead--is alive and well in our nation, but few people seem to notice, or care. A statement that is seen as racist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, or homophobic can haunt a speaker for years, writes Jenkins, but it is still possible to make hostile and vituperative public statements about Roman Catholicism without fear of serious repercussions. Jenkins shines a light on anti-Catholic sentiment in American society and illuminates its causes, looking closely at gay and feminist anti-Catholicism, anti-Catholic rhetoric and imagery in the media, and the anti-Catholicism of the academic world. For newspapers and newsmagazines, for television news and in movies, for major book publishers, the Catholic Church has come to provide a grossly stereotyped public villain. Catholic opinions, doctrines, and individual leaders are frequently the butt of harsh satire. Indeed, the notion that the church is a deadly enemy of women--the idea of Catholic misogyny--is commonly accepted in the news media and in popular culture, says Jenkins. And the recent pedophile priest scandal, he shows, has revived many ancient anti-Catholic stereotypes. It was said that with the election of John F. Kennedy, anti-Catholicism in America was dead. This provocative new book corrects that illusion, drawing attention to this important issue.
Category: Social Science

The Woman Pope

Author : Nelson Clark
ISBN : 9780615141633
Genre : Fiction
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Is there any truth to one of the most secret, yet persistent rumors in the Catholic Church's two thousand year history? In Rome, 858 A.D. While on his way to St. Peter's, Pope John Anglicus falls ill on a street. To their horror, the crowd discovers not only is the pope a woman, but she in the throes of labor. The pope and her secret lie in full view of a rampaging crowd. This compelling novel follows the legend of Pope Joan from her childhood, to Johanna von Mainz's epic adventure to find her father and the man she loves, both seemingly lost to her forever. She fights her way across a savage pre-Europe to get to Rome and her dreams, and we discover how she arrived at her fate. This story of a woman's rise to the papacy is a timeless struggle of someone who wanted it all: God, love, family, wisdom and, yes, power. Many have paid the highest price to make those dreams real, but none have been so completely erased from history as the woman pope.
Category: Fiction

Publicize Your Book

Author : Jacqueline Deval
ISBN : 9781440622786
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For first-time authors or the seasoned pro, this is the absolutely essential how-to for getting publicity. This indispensable guide from a book publicity insider offers everything authors must know to assist their publishers in publicizing, marketing, and promoting their books, including: Effective networking Defining a target readership Creating pitches for talk shows Getting media coverage Utilizing the Internet and other outlets Preparing for interviews and tours Hiring an independent publicist “Read this book!—Ellen Levine, editorial director, Hearst Magazines.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art Of The Book Proposal

Author : Eric Maisel
ISBN : 1440650454
Genre : Business & Economics
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Here is an expert's guide through the elements of a nonfiction book proposal, including the outline, chapter summaries, marketing/publicity, book and chapter titles, and more. Filled with exercises designed to help a writer conceive and create a desirable proposal, and checklists to keep track of the project's progress, The Art of the Book Proposal provides the framework on which to build a great idea, as well as intelligent, empathetic instruction on how to produce a proposal that will capture the interest of an agent or editor. While most how-to writing books focus only on the nuts and bolts of putting a proposal together, Maisel, considered by many to be America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process, also helps the writer overcome mental barriers to producing the best work possible. Using a holistic approach to the sometimes unglamorous work of designing a proposal, his guide enables a writer to transform an idea into a book.
Category: Business & Economics