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The Medieval Franciscans
6 volumes

1.
Michael F. Cusato
Defenders and Critics of Franciscan Life: Essays in Honor of John V. Fleming

2.
Lezlie S. Knox
Creating Clare of Assisi: Female Franciscan Identities in Later Medieval Italy

Earlier scholarship has characterized female Franciscanism as an institution established by Clare of Assisi in collaboration with Saint Francis. This understanding is anachronistic, however, and overlooks the more complicated disputes over what it meant for enclosed women to have a mendicant vocation.

3.
T. J. Johnson
Franciscans at Prayer

Surveying the broad panorama of medieval Franciscans at prayer, this book offers a nuanced perspective on Franciscan beliefs and spiritual practices that underscores the depth and breath of their mutual passion for the divine and the world they shared.

4.
S. Casciani
Dante and the Franciscans

The essays in this volume address the interrelationship between Dante and the Franciscan intellectual tradition and demonstrate how all disciplines can come together to shed light on how the Franciscan intellectual component informs so much of Dantes writing and how in turn Franciscan writing is informed by Dante’s work.

5.
Susan E. Myers
Friars and Jews in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

This volume deals with the friars in their writing and preaching about Jews and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, especially in such areas as theology, biblical exegesis, apocalyptic thought, preaching, economics and art.

6.
William R. Cook
The Art of the Franciscan Order in Italy

This volume of essays, by a group of scholars from the United States and Great Britain, presents a panoramic look at the study of Franciscan art in late medieval and early Renaissance Italy. In addition to being important case studies, the articles suggest a range of methodologies and interdisciplinary perspectives on important works of art. Senior scholars who have worked in the field for decades are joined by a new generation of researchers in the field. New studies of the Basilica in Assisi as well as innovative looks at early panel paintings and Franciscan stained glass are included. Those who study the Franciscan tradition as well as art historians, historians, literary critics, and theologians will find the studies relevant to their work.
Contributors: Donal Cooper; Janet Robson; Daniel T. Michaels; Marilyn Lavin; Thomas De Wesselow; Beth Mulvaney; Ronald B. Herzman; Gregory W. Ahlquist; William R. Cook; Nancy M. Thompson.

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