Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) was the least dogmatic of saints, seeing himself as God's troubadour or fool. His life was a rich succession of dramas. After his debauchery as a young playboy, merchant and soldier, he devoted his life to the poor and sick. In 1224, marks similar to Christ's wounds appeared on his hands, feet and side, the first recorded case of the stigmata. Today, nearly three million people a year visit his tomb in Assisi.
All in all though it is a useful visitation of one of history's holiest humans, balanced and pleasantly measured in its assessment of the sociological and theological ingredients of a short but profoundly significant life.
Uniform Title: Francis of Assisi. Italian
Author(s): House, Adrian.
Publication: Roma : Newton & Compton,
Description: 288 p.,  p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Language: Italian; Text in Italian.
Series: I volti della storia ;; 102;
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Descriptor: Christian saints -- Italy -- Assisi -- Biography.
Named Person: Francis of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226.
Geographic: Assisi (Italy) -- Biography.
Note(s): Includes bibliography (p. -274), notes and index.
Class Descriptors: Dewey: 271.302
Responsibility: Adrian House ; [traduzione di Francesca Ricci].
Document Type: Book
Accession No: OCLC: 223596794