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English Readers of Catholic Saints: The Printing History of William Caxton's Golden Legend

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by Judy Ann Ford

    • Author

      Judy Ann Ford

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Routledge

    • Published

      December 2021

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    English Readers of Catholic Saints: The Printing History of William Caxton's Golden Legend

    Today's Price £52.74



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    In 1484, William Caxton, the first publisher of English-language books, issued The Golden Legend, a translation of the most well-known collection of saints' lives in Europe. This study analyzes the molding of the Legenda aurea into a book that powerfully attracted the English market. Modifications included not only illustrations and changes in the arrangement of chapters, but also the addition of lives of British saints and translated excerpts from the Bible, showing an appetite for vernacular scripture and stories about England's past. The publication history of Caxton's Golden Legend reveals attitudes towards national identity and piety within the context of English print culture during the half century prior to the Henrician Reformation.

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    • Author

      Judy Ann Ford

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Routledge

    • Published

      December 2021

    • Weight

      341g

    • Dimensions

      155 x 232 x 13 mm

    • ISBN

      9781032236124

    • ISBN-10

      1032236124

    • Eden Code

      5684511

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    • Author/Creator: Judy Ann Ford

    • ISBN: 9781032236124

    • Publisher: Routledge

    • Release Date: December 2021

    • Weight: 341g

    • Dimensions: 155 x 232 x 13 mm

    • Eden Code: 5684511


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