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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Then sent the emperor for S. 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 jaocpo passion of Christ.

In the mystical body of Christ, she is the neck through which all graces flow from Christ to his body. The Golden Legend Latin: O thou most holy emperor, sith the time that thou hast received Christian faith the dragon which is in yonder fosse or pit legenva every day with his breath more than three hundred men.

Then ran the paynims to the sepulchre of S. The penultimate chapter”De Sancto Pelagio Papa,” contains a jacopp history from the point of view of Lombardyor Historia Lombardica History of Lombardy”from the middle of the 6th century.

Jacobus had his limits; he legenra the story of Saint Margaret of Antioch surviving being swallowed by a dragon as “apocryphal and not to be taken seriously” trans. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The cardinals, however, propter honorem Communis Januae “for jacopp honor of the commune of Genoa”determined to carry out this consecration on the Sunday after Easter.


Initially entitled Legenda sanctorum Readings of the Saintsit gained its popularity under the title by which it is best known. Then thou and the two priests shall come to me whole and safe, and such bread as I shall make ready for you ye shall eat. Manion, Bernard James Muir, eds.

Jacobus da Varagine

Compiled by Jacobus de Varagine. Criticism among members of Jacobus’ Dominican order were muted by the increased reverence towards the archbishop, which culminated in his beatification in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The book is considered the closest to an encyclopaedia of medieval saint lore that survives today; as such it is invaluable to art historians and medievalists who seek to identify saints depicted in art by their deeds and attributes.

The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints. Agatha and took the cloth that lay upon her tomb, and held it abroad against the fire, and anon on the ninth day after, which was the day lehenda her feast, ceased the fire as soon as it came to the cloth that they brought from her tomb, showing that our Lord kept the city from the said fire by the merits of S.

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Jacobus da Varagine – Wikipedia

In this time it happed that there was at Rome a dragon in a pit, which every day slew with his breath more than three hundred men.

He was the author, or more accurately the compiler, of Legenda Aureathe Golden Legenda collection of the legendary lives of the varazze saints of the medieval church that was one of the most popular religious works of the Middle Ages. Legenda aurea or Legenda sanctorum is a collection of hagiographies by Blessed Jacobus de Varagine that was widely read in late medieval Europe.

In the same work the archbishop claims to have written his Chronicon januense in the second jaclpo of his episcopatebut it extends to or He describes the miracles of Mary and explains specific local customs and usages on Marian feast days. Jacobus is also said by Sixtus of Siena Biblioth.


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Peter appeared to him and said: Then thou shalt bind his mouth with a thread, and seal it with thy seal, wherein is the imprint of the cross. He was a good bishop, and especially distinguished himself by his efforts to appease the civil discords of Genoa among Guelfs and Ghibellines.

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 Retrieved from ” https: 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.

The Golden Legendone of the most popular religious works of the Middle Ages[7] is a collection of the legendary lives of the greater saints of the medieval church. As a Latin author, Jacobus da Varagine must have known that Silvestera relatively common Latin name, simply meant “from the forest”.

This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Jacobus da Varagine then moves on to the saint’s life, compiled with reference to the readings from the Roman Catholic Church ‘s liturgy commemorating that saint; then embellishes the biography with supernatural tales of incidents involving the saint’s life. Giacomo da Varazze, Jacopo da Varazze ; c.

farazze Theologically Jacobus is one of the first of several Christian writers, who view Mary as mediatrix or mediator between God and humanity. Then came the bishops of the idols unto the emperor and said unto him: Medieval texts and images: The second period includes the Genoese crusading exploits in the East, and extends to their victory over the Pisans c.