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The Golden Legend: Selections (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

By creating a single-volume sourcebook of all the core Christian stories, Jacobus de Voragine attracted a huge audience across Europe, including Geoffrey Chaucer. This selection of more than seventy biographies ranges from the first Apostles and Roman martyrs to near-contemporaries like St. Dominic, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The Golden Legend is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand medieval imagery, art, and thought.

Synopsis:

A summary of saint's lives and religious festivals which decisively influenced medieval poetry, painting and stained glass. A resource for students of art history and religious studies. Contains a selection of over 70 biographies ranging from the first Apostles to Francis of Assisi. The selection and translation is by Christopher Stace.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxiii-xxxv).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Bibliography

Translator's Note

1. St. Andrew, Apostle: 30 November

2. St. Nicholas, 6 December

3. St. Ambrose, 7 December

4. St. Lucy, Virgin, 13 December

5. St. Thomas, Apostle, 21 December

6. St. Anastasia, 25 December

7. St. John, Apostle and Evangelist, 27 December

8. St. Thomas of Canterbury, 29 December

9. St. Hilary, 13 January

10. St. Anthony, Abbot, 17 January

11. St. Sebastian, 20 January

12. St. Agnes, Virgin, 21 January

13. St. Vincent, 22 January

14. St. John the Almsgiver, 23 January

15. St. Ignatius, 1 February

16. St. Blaise, 3 February

17. St. Agatha, Virgin, 3 February

18. St. Amand, 6 February

19. St. Juliana, 16 February

20. St. Matthias, Apostle, 24 February

21. St. Gregory, 12 March

22. St. Longinus, 15 March

23. St. Bendict, 21 March

24. St. Mary of Egypt, 2 April

25. St. George, 23 April

26. St. Mark, Evangelist, 25 April

27. St. Marcellinus, Pope, 26 April

28. St. James the Less, Apostle, 1 May

29. St. Petronilla, 31 May

30. St. Barnabas, Apostle, 11 June

31. St. Basil, Bishop, 14 June

32. Sts. Quiricus and His Mother Julitta, 16 June

33. Sts. Gervase and Protase, 19 June

34. St. Peter, Apostle, 29 June

35. St. Paul, Apostle, 30 June

36. St. Alexis, 17 July

37. St. Margaret, 20 July

38. St. Mary Magdalene, 22 July

39. St. Christopher, 25 July

40. The Seven Sleepers, 27 July

41. St. Martha, 29 July

42. St. Germain, Bishop, 31 July

43. St. Dominic, 4 August

44. St. Laurence, Martyr, 10 August

45. St. Bernard, 20 August

46. St. Bartholomew, 24 August

47. St. Giles, 1 September

48. St. Theodora, 11 September

49. St. Euphemia, 16 September

50. St. Eustace, 20 September

51. St. Justina, 26 September

52. Sts. Cosmas and Damian, 27 September

53. St. Jerome, 30 September

54. St. Remy, 1 October

55. St. Francis, 4 October

56. St. Pelagia, 8 October

57. St. Thais, Courtesan, 8 October

58. Sts. Dionysius, Rusticus and Eleutherius, 9 October

59. The Eleven THousand Virgins, 21 October

60. Sts. Chrysanthus and Daria, 25 61. Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles, 28 October

62. St. Quentin, 31 October

63. The Four Crowned Martyrs, 8 November

64. St. Martin, Bishop, 11 November

65. St. Brice, 13 November

66. St. Elizabeth, 19 November

67. St. Cecilia, 22 November

68. St. Clement, 23 November

69. St. Catherine, 25 November

70. St. James the Mutilated, 27 November

71. Sts. Barlaam and Josaphat, 27 November

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140446487
Translator:
Stace, Christopher
Introduction:
Hamer, Richard
Author:
Di Voragine, Jacobo
Author:
Stace, Christopher
Author:
de Voragine, Jacobus
Author:
Jacobo di Voragine
Author:
Jacobus
Author:
Hamer, Richard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Christian saints
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.68x5.36x1.05 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A summary of saint's lives and religious festivals which decisively influenced medieval poetry, painting and stained glass. A resource for students of art history and religious studies. Contains a selection of over 70 biographies ranging from the first Apostles to Francis of Assisi. The selection and translation is by Christopher Stace.
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