Gilte legende, Volume 2

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Published for the Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press, Oct 25, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 500 pages
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The second of a projected set of three volumes, Volume II concludes the text; Volume III will contain the general introduction, explanatory notes, and glossary.
Gilte Legende is, for the most part, a close translation (1438) of Jean de Vignay's Legende Doree (ca. 1333-40), itself a close translation of Jacobus de Voragine's immensely influential Legenda Aurea (ca. 1267). The importance of Legenda Aurea as a source book for students of late medieval literature, church history, and visual art, can hardly be overestimated.

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Contents

LIST OF PLATES LIST OF SIGLA ix
497
St Christopher
499
Seven Sleepers of Ephesus
504
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Richard Hamer has previously edited, with Vida Russell, Supplementary Lives in some Manuscripts of the Gilte Legende, EETS O.S. 315 (2000). The three volumes of Gilte Legende are the centrepiece of this project begun with O.S. 315. He has written the intoduction and notes to The Golden Legend:
Selections, Penguin Books (London, 1998).

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