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St. Francis and His Tunic

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's choice of clothing after his conversion illustrates the extent to which he constructed his own poverty. Though he was content early on simply wearing whatever poor clothes he could find, ... More


A Textile Puzzle from Arsinoë

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the textile and tunic fragments excavated by African explorer Georg Schweinfurth at the Arsinoë archaeological site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It explains that Schweinfurth ... More


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