By Jacobus de Voragine,Eamon Duffy,William Granger Ryan
Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of actual and fictional tales, The Golden Legend was once maybe the main broadly learn e-book, after the Bible, through the overdue center a long time. It used to be compiled round 1260 via Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose objective used to be to captivate, motivate, and edify the trustworthy, whereas keeping an enormous shop of data relating the legends and traditions of the church. during this translation, the 1st in English of the entire textual content, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this wealthy paintings, which deals an incredible consultant for readers drawn to medieval artwork and literature and, extra in most cases, in well known non secular culture.
Arranged in response to the order of saints' dinner party days, those interesting tales at the moment are mixed into one quantity. This version additionally gains an advent by means of Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work.
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The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints by Jacobus de Voragine,Eamon Duffy,William Granger Ryan