The Golden Legend By Jacobo di Voragine

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The Golden Legend By (author) Jacobo di Voragine ISBN:9780140446487

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The Golden Legend is one of the central texts of the Middle Ages, a superb summary of saints’ lives and religious festivals which decisively influenced the imagery of poetry, painting and stained glass. This selection of over 70 biographies ranges from the first Apostles and Roman martyrs to near-contemporaries like St Dominic, St Francis of Assisi and St Elizabeth of Hungary. Jacobus’s book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand medieval imagery, art and thought- this fine new translation captures both its vigour and variety.

The Golden Legend By (author) Jacobo di Voragine ISBN:9780140446487

 

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Weight 315 g
Dimensions 24 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

Jacobus de Voragine (c.1229-98) was the medieval Archbishop of Genoa. He entered the Dominican Order in 1244 and became prior of the Order in Lombardy in 1267. In 1292 he became Archbishop and in this capacity was actively engaged in peacemaking between the local feuding families.

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