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e-Book The Golden Legend download

by Jacobus de Voragine,William Granger Ryan

ISBN: 0691008655
ISBN13: 978-0691008653
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 28, 1993)
Pages: 464
Category: Catholicism
Subategory: Christian Books

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The Golden Legend: Volume II. Jacobus de Voragine. This new translation by William Granger Ryan.

The Golden Legend: Volume II. offers the modern reader a window into popular piety of the High Middle Ages and sharpens the fuzzy recollection most of us have of the stories passed down in the Christian oral tradition of the fantastic feats of ancient and medieval saints.

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Jacopo De Fazio, best known as the blessed Jacobus da Varagine, or in Latin Voragine (Italian: Giacomo da Varazze, Jacopo da Varazze; c. 1230 – 13 or 16 July 1298) was an Italian chronicler and archbishop of Genoa. He was the author, or more accurately the compiler, of Legenda Aurea, the Golden Legend, a 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.

Jacobus de Voragine. Readings on the Saints. TRANSLATED BY. William Granger Ryan. lrhe Golden Legend remains one of the most interesting books of its time for those who seek in medieval literature for the spirit of the age to which it belonged. VOLUME l. ~ Princeto11 University Press.

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The Golden Legend (Latin: Legenda aurea or Legenda sanctorum) is a collection of hagiographies by Blessed Jacobus de Varagine that was widely read in late medieval Europe. More than a thousand manuscripts of the text have survived. It was likely compiled around the year 1260, although the text was added to over the centuries. Initially entitled Legenda sanctorum (Readings of the Saints), it gained its popularity under the title by which it is best known.

TRANSLATED BY William Granger Ryan. TheLegenda Aurea, orGolden Legend, of Jacobus de Voragine was one of the most influential books of the later Middle Ages

TRANSLATED BY William Granger Ryan. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY Eamon Duffy. 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. TheLegenda Aurea, orGolden Legend, of Jacobus de Voragine was one of the most influential books of the later Middle Ages. It is a compendium of saints’ lives and of liturgical and doctrinal instruction, culled in the 1260s from a wide range of patristic and medieval sources.

It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose . 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.

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Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of both factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. In his new translation, the first in modern English of the complete text from the Graesse edition, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich, image-filled work, and offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and in popular religious culture more generally.

Comments:
Niwield
As a lay person on many levels-- not a scholar of religious studies, not a scholar of medieval history-- this was still a fascinating book to read. It was compiled in the 13th century and is made up a collection of the legends and stories that rose up about the saints, largely outside of scripture. de Voragine attempts to help the reader distinguish between the true and false-- noting which stories are clearly apocryphal and which are (in his opinion) likely to be the truth. He tries to build a link between the saints' names and the stories about their lives (often to inadvertently funny results to the modern reader). It reads as an amalgamation of folklore, older traditions, local myth and wishful thinking tied up into an often astonishing collection of stories.

I will admit that reading the whole thing end-to-end starts to get a little bit different different same same with all the stories. I think that a friend of mine had the best strategy with this work-- reading one or two of the stories before you go to bed at night. On the other hand, that could lead to some mighty disturbing nightmares. I'll probably give myself some time before I pick up Volume 2.

Certain themes come back again and again-- joyful martyrdom, the willingness of the saints to die, attempts to explain local legend in the light of saints and near-scientific attempts to reconcile the system of the world (there is a pretty great section late in the book that talks about the different kinds of magic and miracles).

To the modern reader, these stories are fantastic, often funny and sometimes thought-provoking, moving and even shocking. I really enjoyed the book and I will confess that I wasn't at all sure that this would be the case. I'm actually glad that I didn't chose the selections-- I think that I would have missed a bit of the pattern-building in the legends if I hadn't read the whole thing.

Lestony
A useful reference as the 'golden legend' became the source of much later medieval iconography found in great paintings. And as a historical reference it provides much of interest when considering European medieval thinking

Lianeni
Although I cannot speak to the accuracy of the translation, I recommend this work of the Middle Ages for anyone with a more-than-passing curiosity about the cult of saints, and the way legends and stories expand even with previous written source material. The apologetics written about the birth-names of each saint are at times whimsical and at others intriguing. The Church calendar is also given some explanation here, sometimes why a saint's day was moved by the ecclesiastical authorities, unfazed that the person's true birthday or martyrdom was no longer commemorated. There are two volumes, of which this is one.

Asher
This is a very good book, however, do be aware this is volume ONE only, of a two volume set - and unfortunate volume 2 is limited availability and therefore way expensively overpriced.. Just be aware of this.

There is a complete, paperback edition here: The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints

Andromathris
Great book!

Globus
I enjoy reading anything that will give me additional insights into the world of Saints. It is an excellent addition to the wealth of books on Saints that I already own, one of which is Vol 1 of the Golden Legend.

Jozrone
An excellent translation with the depth of feeling felt with the wonder and fervour of the times in which it was written

Excellent reading. This is really soul food.

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