Was there really a pope named Joan? The historical evidence says that the story is just a myth. But every myth has a history and the history of this particular myth can teach us a great deal about religion, gender relations, and depictions of women in faith and culture from the early Middle Ages to today.
Presented by: Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., Professor of History, Kean University
Funded project of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The New Jersey Council for the Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.