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Bonaventure's Life of St Francis
Social History; Religious History; History of Christianity
Bonaventure was the leader of the Franciscans between 1257 and 1274. At his order's request, Bonaventure wrote a new account of Francis's life, and the order tried to suppress earlier accounts of Francis's life. By Bonaventure’s time, the Franciscans’ organization had expanded and changed from Francis’s day. Compare and contrast his account to first Life of St Francis, by Thomas of Celano.
"Bonaventure's Life of St Francis" (1260). All OER History Primary Sources. 60.