Books: 13th-Century Tapestry

BLESSED ARE THE MEEK — Zofia Kossak — Roy($3).

This book is called a novel about St. Francis of Assisi, but it is not so much a religious tale as a picture of the first two decades of the 13th Century. It is an historical tapestry into which is woven the story of how Francis, by his fabulous simplicity, got what he wanted both from the Pope in Rome and the infidel Sultan of Egypt, of how a tough and worldly French knight became King of Jerusalem against his will, of how thousands of...

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