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Cambridge Companion to Francis of Assisi

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ISBN-10: 0521757827

ISBN-13: 9780521757829

Edition: 2011

Authors: Michael J. P. Robson

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List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Michael J. P. Robson is Dean of Chapel, Fellow, Praelector and Director of Studies in Divinity at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is the author of Saint Francis of Assisi: The Legend and the Life (1997), The Franciscans in the Medieval Custody of York (1997) and The Franciscans in the Middle Ages (2006).

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Notes on editions and translations
Chronology
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Francis of Assisi
Francis and the Franciscan movement (1181/2-1226)
The writings of Francis
The Rule and life of the Friars Minor
Francis and his hagiographical tradition
Voluntary simplicity: the attitude of Francis towards learning in the early biographies
Francis and the historiographical tradition in the order
Francis and Clare and the emergence of the Second Order
Francis and the encounter with the sultan (1219)
Francis and creation
The heritage of Francis of Assisi
Francis and the pursuit of learning
The early Franciscans and the towns and cities
The Third Order of Francis
Franciscan ideals and the royal family of France (1226-1328)
Franciscans as papal and royal envoys to the Tartars (1245-1255)
Franciscan missions
Pope John XXII, the Franciscan order and its Rule
The ecumenical appeal of Francis
A guide to further reading
Index