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The afterlife of Pope Joan

Craig M. Rustici

The afterlife of Pope Joan

deploying the Popess legend in early modern England

by Craig M. Rustici

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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor, MI .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementCraig M. Rustici.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 209 p. :
Number of Pages209
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22736803M
ISBN 100472115448

3 Boureau, The Myth of Pope Joan. 4 Rustici, The Afterlife of Pope Joan; Freeman, ‘Joan of Contention’; Tinsley, ‘Pope Joan Polemic in Early Mod-ern France’; Donneau, ‘Sa Sainteté femelle’. 5 Boureau, The Myth of Pope Joan, x, 6 Boureau, The Myth of Pope Joan,. On the interruption of the apostolic succession, see e.g. POPE JOAN INTRODUCTION Since the British public has been treated to several books, a radio drama and a London stage play, asserting that at one time a woman reigned as pope. A full length film in , entitled "Pope Joan", also presented her as its central character. This film when shown in America was called 'The Devil's Imposture'.

Pope Joan - Pope Joan audiobook, by Donna Woolfolk Cross A captivating historical novel, Pope Joan is an international best-seller. Set in the brutal Dark Ages, a time when women were viewed as the root of sin, this novel tells the remarkable tale of one of history's greatest controversies. Denied the priesthood by society's rules, young Joan seizes her. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors.

Most of this week was dedicated to finishing up the long awaited Flowers of Evil book and album. I already saw some photos of the books, they look great! The tape is on the way. The Afterlife by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn) Time Revealing Truth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn) The New Year by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn) MUSIC.   POPE JOAN really does have something for everyone. I could go on and on about the storyline and the characters, but suffice it to say that I thought they were terrific. The idea of a female pope, or really any woman disguising herself as a man, makes for a very interesting book -- you have to admit that you are curious about how she pulled it off.


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The afterlife of Pope Joan by Craig M. Rustici Download PDF EPUB FB2

E-BOOK EXCERPT "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 movie of the same name, Donna Woolfolk Cross brings the Dark Ages to life in all their brutal splendor and shares the dramatic.

The Afterlife of Pope Joan draws upon the discourses of religion, politics, natural philosophy, and imaginative literature, demonstrating how the popess functioned as a powerful rhetorical instrument and revealing anxieties and ambivalences about gender roles that persist even today.

The Afterlife of Pope Joan examines sixteenth- and seventeenth-century debates concerning the popess’s existence, uncovering the disputants’ historiographic methods, rules of evidence, rhetorical devices, and assumptions concerning what is probable and possible for women and transvestites.

The Afterlife of Pope Joan examines sixteenth- and seventeenth-century debates concerning the popess’s existence, uncovering the disputants’ historiographic methods, rules of evidence, rhetorical devices, and assumptions concerning what is probable and possible for women and transvestites.

Author Craig Rustici then investigates the cultural Cited by: 3. Book Description: Amid the religious tumult of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, English scholars, preachers, and dramatists examined, debated, and refashioned tales concerning Pope Joan, a ninth-century woman who, as legend has it, cross-dressed her way to the papacy only to have her imposture exposed when she gave birth during a solemn legend concerning a popess had.

The Afterlife of Pope Joan examines sixteenth- and seventeenth-century debates concerning the popess’s existence, uncovering the disputants’ historiographic methods, rules of evidence, rhetorical devices, and assumptions concerning what is probable and possible for women and transvestites.

Author Craig Rustici then investigates the cultural. The Afterlife of Pope Joan: Deploying the Popess Legend in Early Modern England [Craig M. Rustici]. Amid the religious tumult of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, English scholars, preachers, and dramatists examined, debated, and refashioned.

Pope Joan (Ioannes Anglicus; –) was, according to legend, a woman who reigned as pope for a few years during the Middle story first appeared in chronicles in the 13th century and subsequently spread throughout Europe.

The story was widely believed for centuries, but most modern scholars regard it as fictional. Pope Joan is a novel by American writer Donna Woolfolk is based on the medieval legend of Pope the most part this novel is the story of a young woman, whose desire to gain more knowledge compels her to dress up as a man, who (due to events beyond her control) eventually rises to become the pope.

"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 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.

Painting of Pope Joan in Papal Tiara, on display at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, circa The artist is unknown. () The story of the female pope in disguise is then picked up by an anonymous Franciscan friar of Erfurt in his Chronica minor, and by the Dominican inquisitor and preacher, Etienne de the story of the female pope in the Chronica minor.

The Afterlife of Pope Joan draws upon the discourses of religion, politics, natural philosophy, and imaginative literature, demonstrating how the popess functioned as a powerful rhetorical instrument and revealing anxieties and ambivalences about gender roles that persist even : University of Michigan Press.

Pope Joan has recently become one of my most favorite books. To think, I bought it months ago, and it’s sat on my shelf all that time.

I guess now is the time when I needed to read the book. Cross has done a superb job bringing the tale of Pope Joan to life in this riveting, epic page-turner/5(K).

Get this from a library. The Afterlife of Pope Joan: Deploying the Popess Legend in Early Modern England. [Rustici, Craig.] -- Amid the religious tumult of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, English scholars, preachers, and dramatists examined, debated, and refashioned tales concerning Pope Joan, a ninth-century woman.

Still, The Afterlife of Pope Joan is to be commended as a fascinating literary study and intellectual history, as it conveys the textual fate of a somewhat hapless figure whose virtue and learnedness are overwhelmed by the sulfurous fumes said to engulf her, causing her to exclaim even in life, "By Hell, I scorch already" ().

Afterlife of Pope Joan. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, © (DLC) Named Person: Joan, Pope (Legendary character); Joan, Pope (Legendary character) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Craig M Rustici.

Pope Joan is a sweeping historical drama set against the turbulent events of the ninth century - the Saracen sacking of St. Peter's; the famous fire in the Borgo that destroyed over three quarters of the Vatican; and the Battle of Fontenoy, arguably the bloodiest and most terrible of medieval conflicts.

Book Reviews The Afterlife of Pope Joan: Deploying the Popess Legend in Early Modern England. Craig M. Rustici. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, Pp. vii+ The legend of a female pope is a compelling one.

The story claims that a German woman named Joan. Pope Joan was a selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. The novel has been translated into 31 different languages, and is an international bestseller. In Germany, Pope Joan was #1 on the bestseller list for 3 years.

It is now #1 on the list of longterm German bestsellers. Just as Pope Joan’s legend made people doubt the power and religious authority of the Catholic Church, so Raemond thought that Queen Elizabeth had stolen the true authority of the Catholic Church in acting as the head of the Protestant Church of England (Afterlife 63).

Pope Joan is a sweeping historical drama set against the turbulent events of the 9th century -- the Saracen sack of St. Peter's, the famous fire in the Borgo that destroyed over three-quarters of the Vatican, the Battle of Fontenoy, arguably the bloodiest and most terrible of medieval conflicts.Pope Joan has all the elements one wants: love, sex, violence, duplicity and long-buried secrets.

Cross has written an engaging book." -Los Angeles Times Book Review "A fascinating and moving account of a woman's determination to learn, despite the opposition of family and society.

Highly recommended."Reviews: 1K.Pope Joan has all the elements: love, sex, violence, duplicity, and long-buried secrets. Los Angeles Times Book Review Cross makes an excellent, entertaining case in her work of historical fiction that, in the Dark Ages, a woman sat on the papal throne for two years.