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Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

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£17.99

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415284738
Published: 18/12/2003
Known for speaking with the birds, for professing poverty, receiving the stigmata and for initiating the Franciscan order, Francis of Assisi is one of the most radical and inspiring figures in church history. In this celebrated biography, now available in English for the first time, the distinguished medieval scholar Jacques Le Goff paints a detailed picture of the life of Francis of Assisi. Locating Francis in the feudal world of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and exploring the social and political changes taking place at the time, Le Goff assesses the dramatic influence of the saint on the medieval church and celebrates his role in the spiritual revival of the Caholic Church.

Jacques Le Goff, Christine Rhone

"'Le Goff pushes us beyond pure science: he stimulates the imagination, enabling us to perceive medieval culture in ways that we had not perceived before.'."
-Sharon Farmer, American Historical Review
"'The richness, imaginativeness and sheer learning of Le Goff's workdemand to be experienced.'."
-M T Clancy, TLS
"'Le Goff is one of the most distinguished of the French medieval historians of his generation he has exercised immense influence.'."
-Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books
"'A really authoritative analysis essential reading'."
-Collin Morris, TLS

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