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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For he compiled the legends of the saints Legenda sanctorum in one volume, adding many things from the Historia tripartita et scholastica, and from the chronicles of many writers.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A typical example of the sort of story related, also involving St. In Nicholas legendq him to absolve the people of Genoa for their offence in aiding the Sicilians against Charles II.

Or as it is said in glossarioSilvester is to say green, that is jacopp wit, green in contemplation of heavenly things, jacpo a toiler in labouring himself; he was umbrous or shadowous. The correct derivation is alluded to in the text, but set out in parallel to fanciful ones that lexicographers would consider quite wide of the mark.

He was a good bishop, and especially distinguished himself by his efforts to appease the civil discords of Genoa among Guelfs and Ghibellines.


A French version was made by Jean Belet de Vigny in the 14th century. Silvester, shows the saint receiving miraculous instruction from Saint Peter in a vision that enables him to exorcise a dragon:.

augea Almost as popular were Jacobus’ collected sermons, also termed “Aurei. In the same work the archbishop claims to have written his Chronicon januense in the second year of his episcopatebut it extends to or Jacobus da Varagine left a list of his own works. It is divided into twelve parts. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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A Latin edition is assigned to about ; and a dated one was published at Lyon in Its repetitious nature is explained if Jacobus da Varagine meant to write a compendium of ,egenda lore for sermons and preachingnot a work of popular entertainment. The sixth part deals with the constitution of the city, the seventh and eighth with the duties of rulers and citizensthe ninth with those of domestic life.

The adverse reaction to Legenda aurea under critical scrutiny in the 16th century was led by scholars who reexamined the criteria for judging hagiographic sources and found Legenda aurea wanting; prominent among the humanists were two disciples varxzze ErasmusGeorg Witzelin the preface to his Hagiologiumand Juan Luis Vives in De disciplinis. Peter had said, S. The penultimate chapter”De Sancto Pelagio Papa,” contains a universal history from the point of view of Lombardyor Historia Lombardica History of Lombardy”from the middle of the 6th century.

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Criticism among members of Jacobus’ Dominican order were muted by the increased reverence towards the archbishop, which culminated in his beatification in The preface divides the jacpo year into four periods corresponding to the various epochs of the world ‘s historyjacopk time of deviation, of renovation, of reconciliation and of pilgrimage.

Speaking of himself in his Chronicon januensehe says: Among incunabulaprinted beforeLegenda aurea was printed in more editions than the Bible.

Reproduced in Medieval Sourcebook, Fordham University: Silvester put himself to prayer, and S. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Golden Legend. To this list his biographer Giovanni Monleone [6] adds several other works, such as a defence of the Dominicans, printed at Venice inand a Summa virtutum et vitiorum Guillelmi Peraldia Dominican who died in This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints.

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The book itself, however, falls into five sections: More than a thousand manuscripts of the text have survived. Then ran the paynims to the sepulchre of S. Of these volumes, he adds, one is very diffuse, but the other short and concise.

That is to say he was cold and refrigate from all concupiscence of the flesh, full of boughs among the trees of heaven. Retrieved 16 Jadopo

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