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Francis of Assisi: A Revolutionary Life

by Adrian House

Other authors: Karen Armstrong (Foreword)

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A compelling biography of Francis for readers of any faith and none. A paperback version of this bestseller.
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Title: San Francesco D'Assisi /
Uniform Title: Francis of Assisi. Italian
Author(s): House, Adrian.
Publication: Roma : Newton & Compton,
Year: 2001
Description: 288 p., [6] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Language: Italian; Text in Italian.
Series: I volti della storia ;; 102;
Standard No: ISBN: 8882896110 (hbk.); 9788882896119 (hbk.)
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Descriptor: Christian saints -- Italy -- Assisi -- Biography.
Named Person: Francis of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226.
Geographic: Assisi (Italy) -- Biography.
Note(s): Includes bibliography (p. [266]-274), notes and index.
Class Descriptors: Dewey: 271.302
Responsibility: Adrian House ; [traduzione di Francesca Ricci].
Document Type: Book
Entry: 19981006
Update: 20080414
Accession No: OCLC: 223596794
  FGREGORIS | Dec 10, 2010 |
House writes sympathetically of his subject, but could have done with good editor. Too often he makes sudden and rather tenuous connections between Francis' life and the lives of other historical figures, and sometimes lapses into awkward repetition of ground already covered - material on p. 274 comparing Francis' self-discipline and mortification to Zen and martial arts disciplines has been aired eleven pages earlier.

All in all though it is a useful visitation of one of history's holiest humans, balanced and pleasantly measured in its assessment of the sociological and theological ingredients of a short but profoundly significant life. ( )
  Michael_Godfrey | Mar 9, 2009 |
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