Sunday, April 13, 2014

Myth-Folklore: The Golden Legend (Legenda Aurea)

This book is part of the Women Saints unit.

Voragine's Golden Legend, vols. 1-7, edited by F. S. Ellis (1900).

Ellis's edition is a slightly modernized version of the 1483 translation published by William Caxton. The book is available for free in various formats at the Christian Classics Ethereal LibraryVolume 1Volume 2 - Volume 3 - Volume 4 - Volume 5 - Volume 6 - Volume 7.

In this painting from the Trinci Palace in Foligno, Italy, you can see Jacobus de Voragine holding his book, the Legenda Aurea, in his hands:






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