Saint Francis and the Sultan

The Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter
Author(s): 
Tolan, John V.
ISBN: 
9780199239726
Date published: 
March 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00

In September, 1219, Francis of Assisi went to Egpyt to preach to Sultan al-Malik al-Kâmil. John Tolan examines the varying depictions of this brief but highly significant meeting and how they reveal the changing fears and hopes that Muslim-Christian encounters have inspired in European artists and writers in the centuries since.