The Golden Legend Paperback

Readings on the Saints

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The Golden Legend

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Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, "The Golden Legend" was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints' feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work.

The Golden Legend by Jacobus was published by Princeton University Press in April 2012 and is our 41315th best seller. The ISBN for The Golden Legend is 9780691154077.

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Details for The Golden Legend

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPrinceton University Press (April 2012)
Number of Pages848
Thickness43 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4025283
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