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Francis of Assisi and his "Canticle of Brother Sun" reassessed /

"In his fairly short life - he lived from 1181 or 1182 to 1226 - Francis of Assisi wrote relatively little, but he taught, preached and lived so influentially, so charismatically, that his voice still speaks to us across the centuries. His Canticle of Brother Sun has been paid little attention...

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Main Author: Moloney, Brian.
Other Authors: Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series:New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
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300 |a xxvi, 169 pages ;  |c 23 cm. 
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490 1 |a The new Middle Ages 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-161) and index. 
505 0 |a Francis of Assisi: a man of his time -- Pain and praise: the composition of the "Canticle" -- Words and meanings -- The form and structure of the "Canticle" -- Francis's mysticism and the "Canticle" -- "My Sister Death" -- The "Canticle" and its contexts -- The "Knight of Christ": Christian chivalry in the "Canticle" -- A commentary on the "Canticle". 
520 |a "In his fairly short life - he lived from 1181 or 1182 to 1226 - Francis of Assisi wrote relatively little, but he taught, preached and lived so influentially, so charismatically, that his voice still speaks to us across the centuries. His Canticle of Brother Sun has been paid little attention by literary critics, despite being one of the first known works of literature in the Italian language. Bringing the skills of a literary historian to the subject, Brian Moloney considers the genesis of the canticle to show how it works as a carefully composed work of art, rather than as a spontaneous effusion of feeling. The book also includes a line by line commentary on the canticle. "--  |c Provided by publisher. 
520 |a "In his fairly short life - he lived from 1181 or 1182 to 1226 - Francis of Assisi wrote relatively little, but he taught, preached and lived so influentially, so charismatically, that his voice still speaks to us across the centuries. His spirituality finds full expression in his celebrated and much loved Canticle of Brother Sun. This book examines the genesis of the Canticle in the context of the saint's life and times, as well as analyzing the structure of the poem, the features of its style, and the range of its possible meanings. The book includes a line by line commentary on the Canticle"--  |c Provided by publisher. 
546 |a Includes parallel text of Canticle of Brother Sun in English and Italian. 
590 |a February14thl 
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