Little Flowers: Fioretti

Author:   Saint Francis of Assisi
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9781489578112


Pages:   166
Publication Date:   27 May 2013
Format:   Paperback
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The Little Flowers of St. Francis (Italian Fioretti di San Francesco) is a florilegium (excerpts of his body of work), divided into 53 short chapters, on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi which was composed at the end of the 14th century. The anonymous Italian text, almost certainly by a Tuscan author, is a version of the Latin Actus beati Francisci et sociorum eius, of which the earliest extant manuscript is one of 1390 AD. Luke Wadding ascribes the text to Fra. Ugolino da Santa Maria, whose name occurs three times in the Actus. Written a century and a half after the death of Francis of Assisi, the text is not regarded as an important primary source for the saint's biography. However, it has been the most popular account of his life and relates many colourful anecdotes, miracles and pious examples from the lives of Francis and his followers (such as Saint Juniper). These poetic stories shed much light upon the genesis and development of the following of Saint Francis. Indeed, some stories contained in the Fioretti can be found in much earlier works; for example, Saint Francis preaching to the birds was described by Fra. Masseo, and written of by the Englishman Roger of Wendover, in 1236. The text was the inspiration for the Roberto Rossellini's 1950 film Francesco, giullare di Dio ( Francis, God's Jester ) which was co-written by Federico Fellini. It was also used as a source for the libretto of Olivier Messiaen's opera Saint-Francois d'Assise.

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Author:   Saint Francis of Assisi
Publisher:   Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Imprint:   Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.249kg
ISBN:  

9781489578112


ISBN 10:   1489578110
Pages:   166
Publication Date:   27 May 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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