The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints, Volume I / Edition 1
  • The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints, Volume I / Edition 1
  • The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints, Volume I / Edition 1

The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints, Volume I / Edition 1

by Jacobus de Voragine
     
 

Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of both factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. In his new translation, the first in modern English of the complete text from the Graesse edition, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich, image-filled

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Overview

Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of both factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. In his new translation, the first in modern English of the complete text from the Graesse edition, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich, image-filled work, and offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and in popular religious culture more generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691001531
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/20/1995
Series:
Golden Legend Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
410
Sales rank:
651,377
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.98(d)

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