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By Walter W. Seton

ISBN-10: 0511706049

ISBN-13: 9780511706042

ISBN-10: 1108017592

ISBN-13: 9781108017596

One of many unique disciples of Saint Francis, Blessed Giles of Assisi preached a message of poverty and penance all through Italy, the Holy Land, and North Africa prior to turning to a lifetime of contemplation. His lifestyles, right here edited and translated via Walter Seton, bargains invaluable views in this religious guy, who strove not only to stick to yet to embrace the Franciscan Rule. Seton analyses the resources for the fast and lengthy models of the existence, arguing influentially that the quick lifestyles represents the sooner, extra actual recension. His 1918 version used to be established upon a formerly ignored model of the fast lifestyles contained in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Canonici Misc. 528. Facing-page Latin and English make the textual content available to scholars and specialists alike. a necessary addition to Franciscan reviews while first released, this significant paintings is now on hand to a brand new new release of students.

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1453): another ditto (XV. ): Cod. 9 L in Lib. of Conv. S. ): Cod. lat. 1756, Lib. , Rome (late XIV cent, or early XV) : Cod. in Lib. of Conv. S. D. 1451): Cod. G. XIV 21, Lib. of Conv. S. ) ; Cod. 3417, Pal. D. 1470). These MSS. do not differ among themselves sufficiently to make it necessary to describe them individually, more especially as a full description is given in the Introduction to Anal. Franc, III. Nor will it be necessary for the present purpose to refer to them separately; the Long Life of B.

Francis falls down before him {flexis genibus), reproduces even this detail (liumiliter genuflectens), which, however, does not appear in Li or in any other account of the incident. c. 54. c. 56. BLESSED GILES OF ASSIST the giving of the mantle to a poor woman : in position the incident is given by both Li and L2 immediately after the reception of B. Giles. The Three Companions give an entirely different account of the incident in Chapter X I : their Legend does not attribute the act to B. Giles by name, but to " a certain secular brother " : the whole setting is different, and yet there are certain remarkable similarities of diction between L2 and Three Companions, which do not exist as between Lr and L2.

There may be a good deal of his handiwork, probably in a derived form, in the Speculum Perfectionis : it is generally admitted that he was one of the traditional " Three Companions," but to what extent we possess their original work either in the document now known as " Legenda Trium Sociorutn " or in any other form is a problem of great complexity. Nor can Fr. P. Francisci" be accepted without reserve,1 though he has made out a good case. Consequently there is not at present any fixed standard of comparison by which the Leonine authorship of either Li or L2 can be tested.

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