Pope Joan
  • Published:
    Sep-1996 (Hardcover)
    1996 (Paperback)
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    Dark Ages (500-1000) Medieval (1000-1400)
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For a thousand years men have denied her existence--Pope Joan, the woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to rule Christianity for two years. Now this compelling novel animates the legend with a portrait of an unforgettable woman who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept.

When her older brother dies in a Viking attack, the brilliant young Joan assumes his identity and enters a Benedictine monastery where, as Brother John Anglicus, she distinguishes herself as a scholar and healer. Eventually drawn to Rome, she soon becomes enmeshed in a dangerous mix of powerful passion and explosive politics that threatens her life even as it elevates her to the highest throne in the Western world.
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    • Aug-1997
    • Ballantine
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0345416260
    • ISBN13: 9780345416261
    • Jun-2009
    • Three Rivers Press
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0307452360
    • ISBN13: 9780307452368
    • First Edition
    • Sep-1996
    • Crown
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0517593653
    • ISBN13: 9780517593653
    • Jun-2009
    • Crown Publishing Group
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0307453197
    • ISBN13: 9780307453198

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