Pope Joan Topics for Discussion

Donna Cross
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In Pope Joan's time, the practice of feudalism has not yet begun. How can we account for the barbarism and brutality that dominates Europe in these early centuries, when higher learning has already been taking place in countries like Greece? What effects, if any, does structure of feudalism have on the marauding and pillaging of of villages and innocent people?

What basis of the Catholic religion makes it such a dominant force in Rome?

Is the separation of religious and political power in the 9th century in Europe distinct, such as the Pope vs. Lothar? How do the two factions differ and how are they the same?

Where do the fairy tales and stories come from that Gudrun tell Joan as a child? Why are they considered sinful?

Joan's talent for logic is one considered available only to men during her time. In the...

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