The Myth of Pope Joan (Paperback)
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The Myth of Pope Joan (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 04/06/2001
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In the 9th century a young woman, named Joan, disguised herself as a man in order to follow her lover into an exclusively male world of scholarship. She proved so successful that she ascended the Catholic hierarchy in Rome and was eventually elected Pope. She lasted two years before she became pregnant and died after giving birth during a public procession from the Vatican. or so the legend goes. This volume looks at the history of the myth of Pope Joan. It investigates the historical and ecclesiastical circumstances under which the myth was constructed and the different uses to which it has been put over the centuries.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226067452
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 21 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.

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