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Cross, Donna Woolfolk

Overview
Works: 44 works in 300 publications in 21 languages and 5,357 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Religious fiction  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3553.R572, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Donna Woolfolk Cross
 
Most widely held works by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Pope Joan : a novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Book )

182 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 2,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a 9th Century Englishwoman who, disguised as a man, rose to become the only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Rebelling against the strictures of her age--which forbade women to learn to read and write--Joan took the identity of her dead brother and entered a monastery. There are few historical heroines as fascinating and controversial as Pope Joan, a woman whose hunger for knowledge and independent nature led her to pass as a man and ultimately to attain the high seat in Rome. Pope Joan is a spellbinding tale of a woman who gave up everything, even her very name, for the sake of knowledge. Disguised as a man claimed St. Peter's throne and served as Pope for two years. cross's well-researched interpretation of the life of Pope Joan features a young woman, Joan of Ingelheim, who is taught Latin by her brother and takes his place after he is killed in a viking raid. Disguises as the Christian scholar Brother John anglicus, Joan Heads for Rome, where she becomes part ot he inner circle. her secret is reveales at a most inopportune moment
Mediaspeak : how television makes up your mind by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word abuse : how the words we use use us by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denied the priesthood by society's rules, young Joan seizes her opportunity to join a monastery when she assumes her murdered brother's identity and takes the name John Anglicus. Putting her brilliant mind to good use, she excels as a scholar and healer. Joan eventually finds her way to Rome, where the lures of passion and politics threaten to expose her secret. But Joan rises above even these obstacles to achieve the pinnacle of Catholic power--the Papacy
Daddy's little girl : the unspoken bargain between fathers and their daughters by William Woolfolk( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of words : a language reader( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pope Joan by Sönke Wortmann( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal over de enige vrouwelijke paus ooit, de 9de eeuwse Johanna die zich verkleedt als man en snel opklimt in het Vaticaan
Die Päpstin by Sönke Wortmann( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una de las leyendas más intrigantes de la historia: la vida de la Papisa Juana, una joven alemana que llegó a ser papa en el siglo IX haciéndose pasar por un hombre y a la que se descubrió dando a luz en público tras mantener relaciones sexuales con un miembro del clero. (FILMAFFINITY)
La papessa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Multiple languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nata nell'inverno dell'814 d.c., Johanna è la figlia indesiderata del prete del villaggio, che investe il suo tempo a istruire i figli maschi e a battere la consorte. Ostinata e decisamente illuminata, Johanna viene notata dal maestro greco Esculapio che, vincendo la ritrosia paterna, asseconda ed educa la sua sensibilità. Ma la partenza dell'anziano saggio, rigetterà la fanciulla al suo destino di donna, almeno fino a quando Johanna non si darà alla fuga, scegliendo per sé un diverso avvenire nella scuola della cattedrale di Dorstadt. Protetta dalla nobiltà del Conte Gerold, avvierà, tra gelosia e dileggio, i suoi studi. Invaghitasi di Gerold, proverà a resistere a quel sentimento votandosi ai libri e alla cultura ma la guerra e la crudeltà delle irruzioni sassoni li separeranno. Johanna, costretta a risolvere la propria sorte e indossati abito e identità maschili, troverà riparo nel monastero benedettino di Fulda, dove verrà edotta nell'arte medica e nella teologia col nome di Johannes Anglicus. La paura di essere scoperta e punita come impostore la porterà infine a Roma, dove la sua dedizione ai malati e gli incredibili successi professionali non passeranno inosservati. Condotta al talamo di Papa Sergio, afflitto dalla malattia, ne diventerà presto medico e consigliere. Scampato alla morte il Santo Padre, poi avvelenato da vescovi invisi, il monaco guaritore è destinato ad occupare il seggio di Pietro. L'incontro inaspettato con Gerold e la congiura di chi brama a deporla, lambiranno e minacceranno l'autorità spirituale del ̜Papa Populi. (Mymovies)
Die Päpstin Lesung by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Päpstin das Hörspiel zum Film by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Recording )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Päpstin Hörspiel by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daddy's little girl : the lifetime bargain between father and daughter by William Woolfolk( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papežinja Ivana by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Slovenian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pope Joan : a novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the turbulent events of the Dark Ages, a fictional account of the life of Pope Joan profiles a spirited woman who, disguised as a man, rose to rule Christianity as the only woman ever to become pope
Australian covert bullying prevalence study( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report provides information at a national level about what constitutes covert bullying, the prevalence of bullying and its impact on victims and perpetrators. The report recommends actions for the Australian Government, state and territory education authorities and schools, to address covert and cyber bullying in Australian schools
Pave Johanne by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onna kyōkō yohanna by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most controversial women of history is brought to brilliant life in Donn Woolfolk Cross's tale of Pope Joan, a girl whose origins should have kept her in squalid domesticity. Instead, through her intelligence, indomitability and courage, she ascended to the throne of Rome as Pope John Anglicus. The time is 814, the place is Ingelheim, a Frankland village. It is the harshest winter in living memory when Joan is born to an English father and a Saxon mother. Her father is a canon, filled with holy zeal and capable of unconscionable cruelty. His piety does not extend to his family members, especially the females. His wife, Gudrun, is a young beauty to whom he was attracted beyond his will--and he hates her for showing him his weakness. Gudrun teaches Joan about her gods, and is repeatedly punished for it by the canon. Joan grows to young womanhood with the combined knowledge of the warlike Saxon gods and the teachings of the Church as her heritage. Both realities affect her life forever. When her brother John, not a scholarly type, is sent away to school, Joan, who was supposed to be the one sent to school, runs away and joins him in Dorstadt, at Villaris, the home of Gerold, who is central to Joan's story. She falls in love with Gerold and their lives interesect repeatedly even through her Papacy. She is looked upon by all who know that she is a woman as a "lusus naturae," a freak of nature. "She was ... male in intellect, female in body, she fit in nowhere; it was as if she belonged to a third amorphous sex." Cross makes the case over and over again that the status of women in the Dark Ages was little better than cattle. They were judged inferior in every way, and necessary evils in the bargain. After John is killed in a Viking attack, Joan sees her opportunity to escape the fate of all her gender. She cuts her hair, dons her dead brother's clothes and goes into the world as a young boy. Gerold is away from Villaris at the time of the attack and comes home to find his home in ruins, his family killed and Joan among the missing. After the attack, Joan goes to a Benedictine monastery, is accepted as a young man of great learning, and eventually makes her way to Rome
ha-Apipyorit Yohanah by Donna Woolfolk Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onna kyōkō yohanna( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most controversial women of history is brought to brilliant life in Donn Woolfolk Cross's tale of Pope Joan, a girl whose origins should have kept her in squalid domesticity. Instead, through her intelligence, indomitability and courage, she ascended to the throne of Rome as Pope John Anglicus. The time is 814, the place is Ingelheim, a Frankland village. It is the harshest winter in living memory when Joan is born to an English father and a Saxon mother. Her father is a canon, filled with holy zeal and capable of unconscionable cruelty. His piety does not extend to his family members, especially the females. His wife, Gudrun, is a young beauty to whom he was attracted beyond his will--and he hates her for showing him his weakness. Gudrun teaches Joan about her gods, and is repeatedly punished for it by the canon. Joan grows to young womanhood with the combined knowledge of the warlike Saxon gods and the teachings of the Church as her heritage. Both realities inform her life forever. When her brother John, not a scholarly type, is sent away to school, Joan, who was supposed to be the one sent to school, runs away and joins him in Dorstadt, at Villaris, the home of Gerold, who is central to Joan's story. She falls in love with Gerold and their lives interesect repeatedly even through her Papacy. She is looked upon by all who know that she is a woman as a "lusus naturae," a freak of nature. "She was ... male in intellect, female in body, she fit in nowhere; it was as if she belonged to a third amorphous sex." Cross makes the case over and over again that the status of women in the Dark Ages was little better than cattle. They were judged inferior in every way, and necessary evils in the bargain. After John is killed in a Viking attack, Joan sees her opportunity to escape the fate of all her gender. She cuts her hair, dons her dead brother's clothes and goes into the world as a young boy. Gerold is away from Villaris at the time of the attack and comes home to find his home in ruins, his family killed and Joan among the missing. After the attack, Joan goes to a Benedictine monastery, is accepted as a young man of great learning, and eventually makes her way to Rome
 
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Pope Joan : a novel
Alternative Names
Cross, Donna W.

Cross, Donna W. 1947-

Cross Donna Woolfolk

Donna Woolfolk Cross Amerikaans onderwijzeres

Donna Woolfolk Cross écrivaine américaine

Donna Woolfolk Cross novelista estadounidense

Donna Woolfolk Cross scrittrice e docente statunitense

Donna Woolfolk Cross US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Donna Woolfolk Crossová

Krosa, Donna Vulforka

Woolfolk Cross Donna

Woolfolk Cross, Donna 1947-

דונה וולפולק קרוס

דונה וולפולק קרוס מורה אמריקאית

クロス, ドナ・W

唐娜·伍佛·柯羅思

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Speaking of words : a language readerDie Päpstin LesungPope Joan : a novel