Jacobus de Voragine

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The thirteenth century Italian chronicler Jacobus de Voragine was the author of ‘The Golden Legend’, a collection of 153 hagiographies, narrating the colourful adventures of Christian saints. The most widely read book after the Bible in the late Middle Ages, it recounts for the first time some of the most famous exploits of the saints, including the valiant St. George slaying the dragon, the life of St. Barbara and the legendary adventures of Mary Magdalen, among many others. In spite of its dubious historicity, ‘The Golden Legend’ remains one of the most important sources for the analysis of Christian iconography, offering an invaluable window into the beliefs and spiritual wonders of the medieval world. Delphi’s Medieval Library provides eReaders with rare and precious works of the Middle Ages, with noted English translations and the original texts. This eBook presents Jacobus’ ‘The Golden Legend’, with illustrations, an informative introduction and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Jacobus’ life and works
* Features the ‘The Golden Legend’ in English translation, with key selections from the original Latin text
* Features William Caxton’s translation, revised by Frederick Startridge Ellis in 1900
* Concise introduction to the text
* Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Jacobus’ works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the ‘Lives’ you want to read with individual contents tables
* Special ‘Highlights’ contents table, allowing you to browse easily the more famous ‘Lives’
* Features two bonus biographies — discover Jacobus’ medieval world


The Translation
The Golden Legend (1265)
Highlights from ‘The Golden Legend’
Detailed Table of Contents

The Original Text
Selections from the Latin Text

The Biographies
Jacobus de Voragine (1911)
Blessed Jacopo de Voragine (1913) by Michael Ott

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