TOLAN, J. V.,
Saint Francis and the Sultan. The Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter.
Oxford University Press, 2009. 400p. Hardback. Fascinating... This is a fabulous book: literally, because it deals with so many fables, but also in the more complimentary sense of the word, because it is well-written, even-handed and, from cover to cover, enchanting a riveting account of how later generations used and abused a curious historical moment Wonderful stuff. Jonathan Wright, The Catholic Herald 26/06/2009 (Publisher's information).