The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints, Volume 1

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Princeton University Press, 1995 - Religion - 416 pages
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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.

  

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

Supposedly the most widely-read book of the Middle Ages after the Bible. A quote on the back describes it as "the literary equivalent of...stained glass". Delightful and wonderfully strange. Read full review

Review: The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints, Volume I

User Review  - Gretchyn - Goodreads

A compilation of the lives of the saints, but honestly, only interesting if you are predisposed to that sort of thing. That said, I love it. Read full review

Contents

III
3
IV
4
V
13
VI
21
VII
27
VIII
29
IX
37
X
43
LIII
193
LIV
196
LV
202
LVI
203
LVII
216
LVIII
225
LIX
227
LX
229

XI
45
XII
50
XIII
56
XIV
59
XV
62
XVI
71
XVII
78
XVIII
84
XIX
85
XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
92
XXIV
93
XXV
96
XXVI
97
XXVII
101
XXVIII
105
XXIX
108
XXX
113
XXXI
119
XXXII
121
XXXIII
126
XXXIV
132
XXXV
134
XXXVI
135
XXXVII
137
XXXVIII
139
XXXIX
140
XL
143
XLI
151
XLII
154
XLIII
157
XLIV
158
XLV
159
XLVI
160
XLVII
162
XLVIII
166
XLIX
171
L
184
LI
185
LII
186
LXI
238
LXII
242
LXIII
248
LXIV
249
LXV
250
LXVI
254
LXVII
266
LXVIII
267
LXIX
268
LXX
269
LXXI
277
LXXII
284
LXXIII
285
LXXIV
289
LXXV
291
LXXVI
299
LXXVII
308
LXXVIII
309
LXXIX
311
LXXX
314
LXXXI
315
LXXXII
316
LXXXIII
317
LXXXIV
318
LXXXV
322
LXXXVI
323
LXXXVII
324
LXXXVIII
326
LXXXIX
328
XC
336
XCI
339
XCII
340
XCIII
350
XCIV
364
XCV
365
XCVI
368
XCVII
371
XCVIII
374
C
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CI
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CII
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