Originally published in 1922, this translation of French historian Émile Gebhart’s work by Hulme gives a detailed religious history of Italy in the middle ages clearly demonstrating Gebhart’s expertise in this area. Poetry, art and politics all centred around religion in the period studied and Gebhart identifies three key areas to be discussed; the Church in Rome, Christian concern and rationalism or secular independence whilst also focussing on famous heretics of the period including Arnold of Brescia and Francis of Assisi. This title will be of interest to students of History.
Introduction; Foreword; 1. The Religious and Moral Condition of Italy before the Time of Joachim and Flora 2. Joachim of Flora 3. Francis of Assissi and the Franciscan Apostolate 4. The Emperor Frederic II and the Rationalistic Spirit in Southern Italy 5. Exaltation of the Franciscan Mysticism. The Eternal Gospel. John of Parma. Frà Salimbene 6. The Holy See and the Spiritual Fanciscans. Popular Art and Poetry 7. The Mysticism, The Moral Philosophy and the Faith of Dante; Notes; List of Works by Gebhart; Index
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