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The New Middle Ages

The Franciscan Invention of the New World

Authors: McClure, Julia

  • Offers a compelling alternative history to the ‘Discovery of Americas’ through the lens of the Franciscans
  • Provides cross-appeal to a wide variety of scholars, including social, cultural, and intellectual historians of medieval and early modern Europe
  • Connects the discussion of the Franciscans to a deeper understanding of colonial history
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43023-2
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About this book

This book examines the story of the ‘discovery of America’ through the prism of the history of the Franciscans, a socio-religious movement with a unique doctrine of voluntary poverty. The Franciscans rapidly developed global dimensions, but their often paradoxical relationships with poverty and power offer an alternate account of global history. Through this lens, Julia McClure offers a deeper history of colonialism, not only by extending its chronology, but also by exploring the powerful role of ambivalence in the emergence of colonial regimes. Other topics discussed include the legal history of property, the complexity and politics of global knowledge networks, the early (and neglected) history of the Near Atlantic, and the transatlantic inquisition, mysticism, apocalypticism, and religious imaginations of place.


About the authors

Julia McClure is a global historian interested in the history of poverty, charity and colonialism. She has specialised in the history of the Franciscans and the Spanish Atlantic. She gained her PhD at the University of Sheffield, had research fellowships at Harvard’s Weatherhead Initiative on Global History and the European University Institute in Florence, and is now at the Centre for Global History at the University of Warwick. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McClure, Julia

    Pages 1-22

  • The Landscapes of Franciscan Poverty

    McClure, Julia

    Pages 23-48

  • Feeding the Imaginative Landscape of the Franciscan Order

    McClure, Julia

    Pages 49-82

  • The Franciscan Atlantic

    McClure, Julia

    Pages 83-116

  • Franciscan Landscapes of Identity and Violence

    McClure, Julia

    Pages 117-158

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43023-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43022-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Franciscan Invention of the New World
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43023-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43023-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43022-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 229
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