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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The first four deal with the mythical history of Genoa from the time of its founder, Januscalled the first king of Italy, and its enlarger, a second Janus “citizen of Troy “, till its conversion to Christianity “about twenty-five years after the passion of Christ.

And when he came to the pit, he descended down one hundred and fifty steps, bearing with him jacopp lanterns, and dw the dragon, and said the words that S. Giacomo da Varazze, Jacopo da Varazze ; c. This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat A substantial portion of Jacobus’ text was drawn from two epitomes of collected lives of the saints, both also arranged in the order of the liturgical year, written by members of his Dominican order: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Many other Latin editions were printed before the end of the century. 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.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: An example in Caxton’s translation shows his method:. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 16 November The chapter “St Pelagius, Pope and the History of 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Peter had said, S.


The Golden Legend was translated into Catalan in the 13th century and a first dated version was published in Barcelona in Among incunabulaprinted beforeLegenda aurea was printed in more editions than the Bible. Theologically Jacobus is one of the first of several Christian writers, who view Mary as mediatrix or mediator between God and humanity. He describes the miracles of Mary and explains specific local customs and usages on Marian feast days.

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He was ds author, or more accurately the compiler, of Legenda Aureathe Golden Legenda collection of the legendary lives of the greater saints of the medieval church that was one of the most popular religious works of the Middle Ages. In this time it happed that there was at Rome a dragon in a pit, which every day slew with his breath more than three hundred men.

varqzze Jacobus reached Rome on Palm Sunday 30 Marchonly to find his patron ill of a deadly sickness, from which he died on Good Friday 4 April. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He died in orand was buried in the Dominican church at Genoa. The book itself, however, falls into five sections: A French version was made by Jean Belet de Vigny in the 14th century. Then sent the emperor for S. 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.

The adverse reaction to Legenda aurea under critical scrutiny in the 16th century was led by scholars who reexamined the criteria for judging hagiographic sources and found Legenda aurea wanting; prominent among the humanists were two disciples of ErasmusGeorg Witzelin the preface to his Hagiologiumand Juan Luis Varazez in De disciplinis. Or Silvester is said of silvas and of trahensthat is to say he was drawing wild men and hard unto the faith.


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The correct derivation is alluded to in the text, but set out in parallel to fanciful ones that lexicographers would consider quite wide of the auurea. Manion and Bernard James Muir, eds. More than a thousand manuscripts of the text have survived.

The second period includes the Genoese crusading exploits in the East, and extends to their victory over the Pisans c. Manion, Bernard James Muir, eds.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jacopo da Varazze. For letenda compiled the legends of the saints Legenda sanctorum in one volume, adding many things from the Historia tripartita et scholastica, and from the chronicles of many writers.

That is to say he was cold and refrigate from all concupiscence of the flesh, full of boughs among the trees of heaven.

Peter appeared to him and said: Legenda aurea or Legenda sanctorum is a collection of hagiographies by Blessed Jacobus de Varagine that was widely read in late medieval Europe. Of these volumes, he adds, one is very diffuse, but the other short and concise.

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Robert Appleton Company, Thus was the city aueea Rome delivered from double death, that was from the culture and worshiping of false idols, and from the venom of the dragon. Agatha to supernaturally repel an eruption of Mount Etna:.

The tenth gives the ecclesiastical history of Genoa from the time of its first known bishopSaint Valentine”whom we believe to have lived about A.