Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of actual and fictional tales, The Golden Legend was once probably the main broadly learn e-book, after the Bible, throughout the past due center a while. It used to be compiled round 1260 by way of Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose objective was once to captivate, motivate, and edify the devoted, whereas conserving an enormous shop of knowledge referring to 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 bargains a major consultant for readers attracted to medieval artwork and literature and, extra regularly, in well known spiritual tradition.
Arranged in line with the order of saints' banquet days, those attention-grabbing tales at the moment are mixed into one quantity. This version additionally beneficial properties an advent by means of Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work.
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