THE GOLDEN LEGEND
JACOBUS DE VORAGINE
— A Catholic Classic!
— 170 Lives of the Saints, Over 615,000 Words
— Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation
— Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore
The Golden Legend Paperback Editions:
Volume 1: 978-1-78379-436-2
Volume 2: 978-1-78379-437-9
Volume 3: 978-1-78379-438-6
The Golden Legend is a selection of hagiographies by Jacobus de Voragine that became a late medieval bestseller. This selection of about 170 lives of the Saints used to be the most read book all through the Ages of Faith, second only to the Holy Bible. It is likely one of the all-time Catholic classics, of immense unction, and is the basis of much iconography. More than a thousand manuscripts of the text have survived. It used to be likely compiled around the year 1260, despite the fact that the text used to be added to over the centuries. First of all entitled Readings of the Saints, it gained its popularity under the title by which it’s best known. Over eight hundred manuscript copies of the work live to tell the tale, and when printing used to be invented in the 1450s, editions gave the impression quickly, not only in Latin, but also in each and every major European language. Caxton’s version gave the impression in 1483 and his translation used to be reprinted, reaching a ninth edition in 1527. In 1900, the Caxton version used to be translated by Frederick Startridge Ellis.
PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING