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The She-Pope

a Quest for the Truth Behind the Mystery of Pope Joan

by Peter Stanford

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Published by Heinemann .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7507110M
ISBN 100434024589
ISBN 109780434024582

‘Peter Stanford, a former editor of the Catholic Herald, investigated the story in his book The She-Pope, published in There is also a film called Pope Joan. ‘But you won’t find Joan in the Catholic Church’s list of past Popes. And although the story appears in hundreds of medieval manuscripts and was commonly accepted up to the. ***Ships today or next business day. Our books are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.*** View other books in the Sociology category. Book ID# ISBN: THE SHE-POPE: QUEST FOR THE TRUTH BEHIND THE MYSTERY OF POPE JOAN. by: PETER STANFORD.

The much-debated story of Pope Joan holds that a woman disguised herself as a man and served as pope for two years in the ninth century. British journalist Peter Stanford investigated this legend.   "The Dark Ages really were the dark ages," said Peter Stanford, a former editor of the Catholic Herald and the author of 'The She-Pope: a quest for the truth behind the mystery of Pope Joan'.

Joan (d. )Possibly real, possibly fictitious, female pope. Name variations: The She-Pope; Pope Jeanne; John VIII. Reputedly born in Mainz or Ingelheim; sat in the Chair of Peter as pope, –58 (some sources cite –55); supposedly stoned to death around in Rome; daughter of an Irish father and peasant mother who died soon after her birth. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross Book Resume: "Pope Joan has all the elements one wants in a historical drama – love, sex, violence, duplicity, and long-buried secrets.


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The She-Pope book. Read 33 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE ENGLISH WOMAN WHO FOOLED THE VATICAN. T /5. The She-Pope: A Quest for The She-Pope book Truth behind the Mystery of Pope Joan Hardcover – January 1, /5(8). The She Pope: [Peter Stanford] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(4).

The She-Pope’s biggest audience in the nineteenth century came in sixpenny illustrated paperbacks like G. Reynolds’s Pope Joan, subtitled ‘the People’s Edition’ and published in by Dick’s English novels Other titles in the series included Wagner the Wehr Wolf and.

Synopsis THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE ENGLISH WOMAN WHO FOOLED THE VATICAN. The legend of Pope Joan - the woman who, dressed as a man, headed the Catholic church in the early ninth century - has always been a subject of fascinated speculation but rarely, until now, the subject of serious : An utter delight, The She-Pope continues a tradition of shining light into obscure but fascinating corners of history.

If Stanford's careful and wonderfully readable research fails to convince you Author: Julie Wheelwright. THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE ENGLISH WOMAN WHO FOOLED THE VATICAN. The legend of Pope Joan - the woman who, dressed as a man, headed the Catholic church in the early ninth century - has always been a subject of fascinated speculation but rarely, until n.

The legend of Pope Joan - the woman who, dressed as a man, headed the Catholic church in the early 9th century - has always been a subject of fascinated speculation. This book attempts to reveal what can be known about this legend, using secret histories, medieval carvings and tarot cards/5(11).

book on the female Pope—he unsurprisingly maintained that the story of Joan was 1 My thanks to Jan Machielsen, Lecturer in History, New College, for pointing out to me the passage in Alexander Cooke on which this note turns, and for pursuing Colonna to the Vatican (see below).

The 'She-Pope': More Than a Legend. The story of a female pontiff has been 'smothered and obliterated,' says the author of the novel 'Pope Joan.' Beliefnet. 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. THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE ENGLISH WOMAN WHO FOOLED THE VATICAN.

The legend of Pope Joan - the woman who, dressed as a man, headed the Catholic church in the early ninth century - has always been a subject of fascinated speculation but rarely, until now, the subject of 4/5(1).

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Peter Stanford. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title: The she-pope; a quest for the truth behind the mystery of Pope Joan.

Description: pages: illustrations ; 19 cm: Other Titles: Quest for the truth behind the mystery of Pope Joan. History Religion & Spirituality Nonfiction THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE ENGLISH WOMAN WHO FOOLED THE VATICAN. The legend of Pope Joan - the woman who, dressed as a man, headed the Catholic church in the early ninth century - has always been a subject of fascinated speculation but rarely, until now, the subject of serious research.

Source: Internet Archive Book Images/Flickr ‘The name “John VIII from England” graced the papal list from towhen she was officially declared mythical. Pope John () who is now numbered VIII was for seven centuries listed as John IX.

The legend of Pope Joan - the woman who, dressed as a man, headed the Catholic church in the early 9th century - has always been a subject of fascinated speculation. This book attempts to reveal what can be known about this legend, using secret histories, medieval carvings and tarot cards.

Peter Stanford, former editor of the Catholic Herald (official journal of Catholic dioceses), came out with a book entitled The She-Pope.

After an extensive review of historical manuscripts, folklore records, and Roman artifacts/statuary, Stanford concludes, “Weighing all the evidence, I am convinced that Pope Joan was an historical figure.

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Books Go Search Hello Select your /5(6). One of the earliest extant sources for the Pope Joan legend is De septem donis Spiritu Sancti (“On the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit”) by the 13th-century French Dominican Stephen of Bourbon, who dated Joan’s election c.

The Cult of Pope Worship On the subject of the female pope, catholic author Peter Stanford investigated this in his book The She-Pope and concluded that there was sufficient evidence to suggest the story was true.

Gordon Tried to comment using my wordpress ID but it didn't work so I had to choose anonymous. For a church that still treats women as second-class citizens, it is a source of considerable embarrassment and will once again raise the question of.

The She-Pope’s story is rubbished by the Vatican but is recorded by some chroniclers of the papacy from the twelfth century until the end of the seventeenth century. The authors include.The Mystery of the She-Pope A young Catholic woman dresses up as a man and joins the priesthood (not hard, given that the robes they wear), goes to Rome, and ends up as the pope.

She then gets pregnant and delivers the child on a public street during a procession in .