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Francis of Assisi
A New Biography
Augustine Thompson, O.P.
A tour de force of historical research and biographical writing, Francis of Assisi: A New Biography is divided into two complementary parts—a stand alone biographical narrative and a close, annotated examination of the historical sources about Francis.


"This is not a typical biography of Francis of Assisi (1181–1226). Thompson, a Dominican priest and church historian, bases his biography solidly on verifiable material. He seeks the historical Francis, not the Francis of legend, and succeeds admirably in this task. Anyone interested in Francis will like the first part: a well-written, straightforward biography. In the second part, which will appeal to scholars and more serious readers, Thompson discusses in some detail the sources for... cont'd



Religious Institutes and Catholic Culture in 19th and 20th Century Europe
This volume examines the cultural contribution of religious institutes, men and women religious, and their role in the constitution of Catholic communities of communication in England, Germany, Liechtenstein, the Low Countries, the Nordic countries, and Switzerland.



The End of Satisfaction
Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare
Heather Hirschfeld
Heather Hirschfeld recovers the historical specificity and the conceptual vigor of the term “satisfaction” as used in dramas of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.



Feeling Like Saints
Lollard Writings after Wyclif
Fiona Somerset
Fiona Somerset examines the lollard movement by closely reading their own writings, which provide rich evidence for how lollard writers collaborated with one another and with their readers to produce a distinctive religious identity based around structures of feeling.



Walking Corpses
Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West
Timothy S. Miller, John W. Nesbitt
Timothy Miller and John Nesbitt remind us that the history of leprosy in the West is incomplete without considering the Byzantine Empire, which confronted leprosy and its effects well before the Latin West.



Holy Matter
Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity
Sara Ritchey
Sara Ritchey offers a fresh narrative explaining theological and devotional change by journeying beyond the human body to ask how religious men and women understood the effects of God's incarnation on the natural, material world.



Clothing the Clergy
Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe, c. 800–1200
Maureen C. Miller
Maureen C. Miller traces the ways in which clerical garb changed over the Middle Ages. Miller goes into detail about craft, artistry, and textiles and contributes to our understanding of the religious, social, and political meanings of clothing, past and present.



The Pious Sex
Catholic Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity in Belgium, c. 1800–1940
Tine Van Osselaer
Tine Van Osselaer seeks to clarify how the gender differentiation was created among Catholics in nineteenth-century Beligium.



The Secret Within
Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England
Wolfgang Riehle
Wolfgang Riehle offers the first comprehensive history of English medieval mysticism in decades—one that will appeal to anyone fascinated by mysticism as a phenomenon of religious life.



Romantic Catholics
France's Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith
Carol E. Harrison
Carol E. Harrison brings to life a cohort of nineteenth-century French men and women who argued that a reformed Catholicism could reconcile the divisions in French culture and society that were the legacy of revolution and empire.



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