Title: Blessed are the Meek
Author: Zofia Kossak
Publisher: Roy Publishers
Publication Year: 1944
Special Attributes: translated by Rulka Langer
Used Condition: tight binding, clean text, no marks, not ex-library, pages lightly age darkened, dust jacket worn and torn at edges
Here is a historical novel in the grand tradition. It is set against the background of one of the most tumultuous and exciting periods of history – the early part of the Thirteenth Century – the years of the Fifth Crusade to deliver Jerusalem from the infidels and the tragic Children’s Crusade. In Rome Pope Innocent III suffers endless anguish at the thought of the Holy Sepulchre still in infidel hands. All sorts of superstitions and wild forebodings are sweeping Italy and France, for the stars foretell great evils.
Although Blessed Are The Meek is a novel about St. Francis, it is above all a rousing historical novel. Francis is presented as a figure not detached from space and time, but against the throbbing and vital life of those tense years.