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The New Middle Ages

Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art

Editors: Ho, C., Mulvaney, B., Downey, John K. (Eds.)

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Contributors demonstrate how the tools of various intellectual disciplines can be used to examine what we now know about the story of Saint Francis in his own era and how that story has been appropriated in our period.

About the authors

Cynthia Ho is Professor of Literature and Director of the Humanities Program at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.

John K. Downey is Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University.

Beth Mulvaney is Professor of Art and Director of the Honors Program at Meredith College.

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"This collection is an intriguing combination of the scholarly and the personal, and given the uniqueness of its subject, Francis of Assisi, this approach seems not only appropriate but also needed. It takes Francis into new areas, looks at him from some interesting perspectives, and given its range will have something new for any reader with an interest in Francis, from hard-core Franciscan scholars to those interested in Francis for more personal reasons." - Ronald Herzman, Distinguished Teaching Professor of English, SUNY Geneseo


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Finding Francis: An Invitation

    Cook, William R.

    Pages 1-20

  • Standing on the Threshold: Beholder and Vision in the Assisi Crib at Greccio

    Mulvaney, Beth A.

    Pages 23-34

  • Bearing Witness: The Physical Expression of the Spiritual in the Narrative Cycle at Assisi

    Snyder, Janet

    Pages 35-45

  • Francis Preaching to the Sultan: Art and Literature in the Hagiography of the Saint

    Ibrahim, Mahmood

    Pages 47-61

  • The Wolf in the Forest: St. Francis and the Italian Eremitical Tradition

    Payne, Rodger M.

    Pages 63-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art
Editors
  • C. Ho
  • B. Mulvaney
  • John K. Downey
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62373-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230623736
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60286-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 209
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