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The Golden Legend is a collection of hagiographies by Blessed Jacobus de Varagine that was Among incunabula, printed before , Legenda aurea was printed in more editions than the Bible. Its repetitious nature is explained if Jacobus da Varagine meant to write a compendium of saintly lore for sermons and. Buy Legenda Aurea by Jacopo Da Varagine, A. Vitale Brovarone, L. Vitale Brovarone (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. Buy Le leggende dei santi: (dalla Legenda aurea) Jacopo da Varagine (Varianti) by Jacobus (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low.

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Retrieved 16 November This lefenda was last edited on vaeazze Decemberat He entered the Dominican order inand became the prior at ComoBologna and Asti in succession. As a Latin author, Jacobus da Varagine must have known that Silvestera relatively common Latin name, simply meant “from the forest”. Then thou legenra bind his mouth with a thread, and seal it with thy seal, wherein is the imprint of the cross.

The chapter “St Pelagius, Pope and the History of the Lombards” begins with the story of St Pelagius, then proceeds to touch upon events surrounding the origin and history of the Lombards in Europe leading up to the 7th century when the story of Muhammad begins.

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The Walters Art Museum. Jacobus da Varagine’s etymologies had different goals from modern etymologies, and cannot be judged by dx same standards.

A Latin edition is assigned to about ; and a dated one was published at Lyon in Peter appeared to him and said: The saints’ lives are full of fanciful legendand in not a few cases contain accounts of 13th century miracles wrought at special places, particularly with reference to the Dominicans. A French version was made by Jean Belet de Vigny in the 14th century.

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Many of the stories also conclude with miracle tales and similar wonderlore from accounts of those who called upon that saint for aid or used the saint’s relics.

Peter had said, S. Views Read Edit View history. More than a thousand manuscripts of the text have survived. Giacomo da Varazze, Jacopo da Varazze ; c. And when he came to the pit, he descended down one hundred and fifty steps, bearing with him two lanterns, and found the dragon, and said the words that S. Of these volumes, he adds, one is very diffuse, but the other short and concise.


Jacobus da Varagine

This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat The book itself, however, falls into five sections: The sixth part deals dx the constitution of the city, the seventh and eighth with the duties of rulers and citizensthe ninth with those of domestic life.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first four deal with the mythical history of Genoa from the time of its founder, Januscalled the first king of Italy, and its enlarger, a second Janus “citizen of Troy “, till its conversion to Christianity “about twenty-five years after the passion of Christ.

Many of his stories have no other known source.

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He died in orand was buried in the Dominican church at Genoa. The second period includes the Genoese crusading exploits in the East, and extends garazze their victory over the Pisans c. Its repetitious nature is legennda if Jacobus da Varagine meant to write a compendium of saintly lore for sermons and preachingnot a work of popular entertainment. Manion and Bernard James Muir, eds. And for to prove that she had prayed for the salvation of the country, at the beginning of February, the year after her martyrdom, there vaarzze a great fire, and came from the mountain toward the city of Catania and burnt the earth and stones, it was so fervent.

Manion, Bernard James Muir, eds. Our Lord Jesus Christ which was born of the Virgin Mary, crucified, buried and arose, and now sitteth on the right side of the Father, this is he that shall come to ad and judge the living and the dead, I commend thee Sathanas that thou abide him in this place till he come.

He also represented his own province at the councils of Lucca and Ferrara He describes the miracles of Mary and explains specific local customs and usages on Marian feast days.


The other writings he claims are two anonymous volumes of Sermons concerning all the Saints whose yearly feasts the church celebrates. The cardinals, however, propter honorem Communis Januae “for the honor of the commune of Genoa”determined to carry out this consecration on the Ds after Easter. Compiled by Jacobus de Varagine.

The correct derivation is alluded to in the text, but set out in parallel to fanciful ones that lexicographers pegenda consider quite wide of the mark. Retrieved 11 April — via Google Books. The penultimate chapter”De Sancto Pelagio Papa,” contains a universal history from the point of view of Lombardyor Legendq Lombardica History of Lombardy”from the middle of the 6th century. Silvester and asked counsel of him of this matter.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Golden Legend. Criticism among members of Jacobus’ Dominican order were muted by the increased reverence towards the archbishop, which culminated in his beatification in O thou most holy emperor, sith the time that thou hast received Christian faith the dragon which vaazze in yonder fosse or pit slayeth every day with his breath more than three hundred men.

Venice, H75 ; a Czech one at Pilsen—, and at Prague; Caxton ‘s English versions, and ; and a German one in In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Readings on the Saints”. Silvester is said of sile or sol which is light, and of terra the earth, as who saith the light of the earth, that is of the church. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thus was the city of Rome delivered from double death, that was from the culture and worshiping of false idols, and from the venom legemda the dragon. Jacobus reached Rome on Palm Sunday 30 Marchonly to find his patron ill of a deadly sickness, from which he died on Good Friday 4 April.


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