The Golden Legend is a collection of hagiographies by Blessed Jacobus de Varagine that was Among incunabula, printed before , Legenda aurea was printed in more editions than the Bible. Its repetitious nature is explained if Jacobus da Varagine meant to write a compendium of saintly lore for sermons and. Buy Legenda Aurea by Jacopo Da Varagine, A. Vitale Brovarone, L. Vitale Brovarone (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. Buy Le leggende dei santi: (dalla Legenda aurea) Jacopo da Varagine (Varianti) by Jacobus (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low.

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Then thou and the two priests shall come to lsgenda whole and safe, and such bread as I shall make ready for you ye shall eat. The second period includes the Genoese crusading exploits in the East, and extends to their victory over the Pisans c. He was legwnda good bishop, and especially distinguished himself by his efforts to appease the civil discords of Genoa among Guelfs and Ghibellines.

Robert Appleton Company, Jacobus da Varagine then moves on to the saint’s life, compiled with reference to the readings from the Roman Catholic Church ‘s liturgy commemorating that saint; then embellishes the biography with supernatural tales of incidents involving the saint’s life. The book itself, however, falls into five sections: Jacobus da Varagine left a list of his own works. Jacobus da Varagine’s etymologies had different goals from modern etymologies, and cannot be judged by the same standards.

Speaking of himself in his Chronicon januensehe says: The cardinals, however, propter honorem Communis Januae “for the honor of the commune of Genoa”determined to carry out this consecration on the Sunday after Easter.

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Early in the same pope, himself a Franciscansummoned Jacobus to Rome, intending to consecrate him archbishop of Genoa. That is to say he was cold and refrigate from all concupiscence of the flesh, full of boughs among the trees of heaven.


Reproduced in Medieval Sourcebook, Fordham University: It is divided into twelve parts. Webarchive template wayback links Webarchive template archiveis links Articles incorporating a citation from the Catholic Encyclopedia with Wikisource reference. Peter had said to him, and bound his mouth with the thread, and sealed it, and after returned, and as he came upward again he met with two enchanters which followed him for to see if he descended, which were almost dead of the stench of the dragon, whom he brought with him whole and sound, which anon were baptized, with a great multitude of people with them.

Written in simple, readable Latin, the book was read in its day for its stories. And when he came to the pit, he descended down one hundred and fifty steps, bearing with him two lanterns, and found the dragon, and said legnda words that S.

Readings on the Saints”. Manion, Bernard James Muir, eds. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Over eight hundred [3] manuscript copies of the work survive, and when printing was invented in the s, editions appeared quickly, not only in Latin, but also in every major European language.

A typical legsnda of the sort of story related, also involving St. The other writings he claims are two anonymous volumes of Sermons concerning all the Saints xurea yearly feasts the church celebrates. A Latin edition is assigned to about ; and a dated one was published at Lyon in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Golden Legend. Among incunabulaprinted beforeLegenda aurea was printed in more editions than the Bible. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The tenth gives the ecclesiastical history of Genoa from the time of its first known bishopSaint Valentine”whom we legenad to have lived about A.


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Jacobus had his limits; he describes the story of Saint Margaret of Antioch surviving being swallowed by a varazzd as “apocryphal and not to be taken seriously” trans.

Views Read Edit View history. The chapter “St Pelagius, Pope and the History aures the Lombards” begins with the story of St Pelagius, then proceeds to touch upon events surrounding the origin and history of the Lombards in Europe leading up to the 7th century when the story of Muhammad begins. An example in Caxton’s translation shows his method:.

The Golden Legend was translated into Catalan in the 13th century and a first dated version was published in Barcelona in He was provincial of Lombardy from tillwhen he was removed at the meeting of the order in Paris. Then follow Sermones de omnibus evangeliis dominicalibus for every Sunday in the year; Sermones de omnibus evangeliis, i. Of these volumes, he adds, one is very diffuse, but the other short and concise.

The book is considered the closest to an encyclopaedia of medieval saint lore that survives today; as such it is invaluable to art historians and medievalists who seek to identify saints depicted in art by their deeds and attributes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Blessed Jacobus da Varagine. Then ran the paynims to the sepulchre of S. Or as it is said in glossarioSilvester is to say green, that is to wit, green in contemplation of heavenly things, and a toiler in labouring himself; he was umbrous or shadowous.