Call #: Shortt FC3217.1 .R36F552
Author: Flanagan, Thomas, 1944-
Title: Louis 'David' Riel : prophet of the new world / Thomas Flanagan.
Published: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c1979.
Description: ix, 216 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Flanagan's biography focuses on Riel's prophetic mission which was to save the Métis and reform the Catholic Church. He examines Riel's religious beliefs and traces them step by step in relation to the events of both resistances. Flanagan does not accept the standard interpretation that Riel's religion was a symptom of a deranged mind. Rather, he takes it seriously and compares it to other millenarian movements.
Subject: Riel, Louis - Biography
Riel, Louis - Religious beliefs
Riel, Louis - Mental health

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