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Early Franciscan Government : Ellias to Bonaventure - Rosalind B. Brooke

Early Franciscan Government

Ellias to Bonaventure

Paperback Published: 7th June 2004
ISBN: 9780521547987
Number Of Pages: 336

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The early historians of the Franciscan order traced the causes of the troubles of the order in their time to Elias, a contemporary and friend of St Francis and an early Minister General. Elias was blamed for opening the way to all relaxations of discipline and disregard of the founder's teaching, and all conflicts and persecutions. Mrs Brooke shows that responsibility cannot be placed on one man, but on many of the early friars. She gives a more historical account of Elias, showing that he was never as dominant a figure as has been supposed. The early conflicts of the order are shown to have been more complex, more interesting and more probable than the fourteenth-century controversialists would allow. The second part of the book describes the achievements of Elias's successors as Minister General, and the important laws they passed. Mrs Brooke has been able to reconstruct the early constitutions, now lost, in greater detail than has previously been attempted.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
The Minister General, 1209-74
Introduction: the narrative sources for the History of Elias
Hugolino and the Ministers of St Francis
The character and significance of John Parenti
Elias+ generalate, 1232-9
Epilogue
Prologue
Albert of Pisa
Haymo of Faversham
The constitutions of 1239-60
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521547987
ISBN-10: 0521547989
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: New Series, 7
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 7th June 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.34 x 20.96  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.2

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