Fineline, 2000, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Unstated
"John of God was born Joao in Portugal in 1495, however from the age of eight he lived in Spain where he was called Juan Ciudad. He was an adventurous type who liked to travel & see new places. Starting off his working life as a shepherd, he later became a soldier & an itinerant book peddler. Eventually he settled down in the southern Spanish city of Granada in 1538. In Granada he experienced a religious conversion that led directly to a distressing period of hospitalisation for psychiatric treatment which, in its turn, moved him to devote the remainder of his life to all those he could reach who suffered from any kind of need, sickness or deprivation.....The religious institute that came from his work is officially known as the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God." Size: 180mm - 250mm. 668 pages. DJ has some shelf-wear and bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Spain; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0646391682. ISBN/EAN: 9780646391687. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16628.