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The Burning Time

By Robin Morgan

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Format: Paperback / softback, 347 pages
Published In: United States, 01 March 2006
When the Catholic Church brought The Burning Time-aka, the Inquisition-to Ireland, it met a resistance such as it met nowhere else in Europe. Leading the rebellion was one remarkable noblewoman: Dame Alyce Kyteler, who refused to grant the Church power over her, her lands or her people, and refused to stop the practice of the Old Religion.

In a tale based on actual historic documents and court transcripts, "The Burning Time" tells the tale of how Dame Alyce is marked as a dangerous heretic by an ambitious emissary of the Pope, who stakes his future on bringing her to heel. To lose the battle with Dame Alyce, he tells his superiors, is to loose all of Ireland.

But Dame Alyce is just as determined to fight back against the invaders' injustice, its forced imposition of a new religion, and its blatant land grab. After she outwits the Church in a court trial, there is no return: Against the penalty of being burned at the stake, she risks all to protect her people, her faith and her beloved Ireland.

Armies are mustered and battle plans laid, and what ensues is a vivid account of an astonishing but little-known woman, and a gripping tale of bravery, treachery, guile and redemption.

Robin Morgan is one of the founders of contemporary American feminism, and the author of numerous germinal books about the women's movement including three classic anthologies: "Sisterhood Is Powerful," "Sisterhood Is Global," and "Sisterhood Is Forever," Morgan is also an award-winning poet, and the author of the bestsellers "Saturday's Child: A Memoir" and "The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism,"

About the Author

Robin Morgan is an award-winning poet and writer, author of the memoir Saturday's Child and the best-selling The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism. One of the founders of contemporary American feminism, she is the author of numerous germinal books about the women's movement, and editor of the classic anthologies: Sisterhood Is Powerful, Sisterhood Is Global, and Sisterhood Is Forever.


American Booksellers Association, 2006 "Book Sense" pick "Reccomended Quality Fiction List 2007," by the American Library Association Feminist Task Force "Highly Reccomended" by the ALA Amelia Bloomer Project recognizing distinguished fiction for young people"A fantastic page-turner." --Historical Novels Review ." . .beautifully written, passionate, always interesting." --Grace Paley "The Burning Time may be about the Inquisition . . . but it's also frighteningly relevant today. And it would make a hell of a movie." --Jane Fonda The Burning Time is a literary potion, a finely written and deeply wise book.--Eve Ensler "Like a torch thrown into a haystack, this book illuminates the dark political night we seem to be slipping into today."--Verge

EAN: 9781933633008
ISBN: 193363300X
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Dimensions: 19.2 x 14.99 x 2.74 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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