H‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ow can we better understand the figure of St. Francis of As

H‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ow can we better understand the figure of St. Francis of Assisi and his “fratres minorum” in their historical context? This essay is for an ecclesial history class and requires at least 5 references of work. Each page should contain at least 5 footno‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍tes from these works. The essay is simply a historical exegesis into the figure of St Francis of Assisi and his Order and what they stood for taken into account the resource material on hand. You are welcome to use additional material and footnote this also if applicabl‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍e