Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint

Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint

André Vauchez


In this towering paintings, André Vauchez attracts at the immense physique of scholarship on Francis of Assisi produced during the last 40 years to boot on as his personal services in medieval hagiography to inform the main entire and authoritative model of Francis’s lifestyles and afterlife released long ago part century. 

After a close and but enticing reconstruction of Francis's lifestyles and paintings, Vauchez specializes in the myriad texts—hagiographies, chronicles, sermons, own tales, etc.—of writers who recorded elements of Francis's lifestyles and flow as they remembered them, and used those remembrances to build a portrait of Francis relevant to their matters. We see various models of his lifestyles mirrored within the paintings of Machiavelli, Luther, Voltaire, German and English romantics, pre-Raphaelites, Italian nationalists, and Mussolini, and become aware of how peace activists, ecologists, or interreligious dialogists have used his instance to advertise their a variety of factors. quite noteworthy is the eye Vauchez can pay to Francis’s personal writings, which surprisingly adequate were principally missed by means of later interpreters.

The made of a life of research, this publication finds a historian on the peak of his powers.

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