Francis of Assisi and His “Canticle of Brother Sun” Reassessed

  • Authors
  • Brian Moloney

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-169

About this book


Bringing the skills of a literary historian to the subject, Brian Moloney considers the genesis of Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of Brother Sun to show how it works as a carefully composed work of art. The study examines the saint's life and times, the structure of the poem, the features of its style, and the range of its possible meanings.


art composition Italy mysticism poem structure style subject time translation

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