The legends of the saints
For more than three quarters of a century students of medieval literature have been told to read 'Delehaye, Les Legendes' as the most thorough introduction to that vast body of medieval literature: saints' lives. However, for more thirty, years this basic handbook has been out of print.It is a must for anyone studying pre-modern Christian texts which have any bearing on history.
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