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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Jacobus’ etymologies have parallels in Isidore of Seville ‘s Etymologiaein which linguistically accurate derivations are set out beside allegorical and figurative explanations. Jacobus da Varagine’s etymologies had different goals from modern etymologies, and cannot be judged by the same standards.

A French version was made by Jean Belet de Vigny in the 14th century. Theologically Jacobus is one of the first of several Christian writers, who view Mary as mediatrix jjacopo mediator between God and humanity. He was provincial of Lombardy from tillwhen he was removed at the meeting of the order in Paris.

Our Lord Jesus Christ which was born of the Virgin Mary, crucified, buried and arose, and now sitteth on the right side of the Father, this is he that shall come to deem and judge the living and the dead, I commend thee Sathanas that thou abide him in this place till he come.

Medieval texts and images: Jacobus da Varagine left a list of his own works. Then thou shalt bind his mouth with a thread, and seal it with thy seal, wherein is dz imprint of the cross. Initially entitled Legenda sanctorum Readings of the Saintsit gained its popularity under the title by which it is best known.

Retrieved 16 November Peter had said to him, and bound his mouth with the thread, and sealed it, and after returned, and as he came upward again he met with two enchanters which followed him for to see if he uarea, which were almost dead of the stench of the dragon, whom he brought with him whole and sound, which area were baptized, with a great multitude of people with them.


Written in simple, readable Latin, the book was read in its day for its stories. Maria compositus, consisting of about discourses on the attributes, titles, etc.

Silvester and asked counsel of him of this matter.

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Silvester is said of sile or sol which is light, and of terra the earth, as who saith the light of the earth, that is of the church. And when he came to the pit, he descended down one hundred and fifty steps, bearing with him two lanterns, and found ca dragon, and said the words that S.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Peter had said, S. Of these volumes, he adds, one is very diffuse, but the other short and concise. The tenth gives the ecclesiastical history of Genoa from the time of fa first known bishopSaint Valentine”whom we believe to have lived about A. Silvester, shows the saint receiving miraculous instruction from Saint Peter in a vision that enables him to exorcise a dragon:. Robert Appleton Company, jacopl 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 second period includes the Genoese crusading exploits in the East, and extends to their victory over the Pisans c.

By using this site, you agree to ayrea Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That is to say he was cold and refrigate from all concupiscence of the flesh, full of boughs among the trees of heaven.

Jacobus da Varagine

Or as it is said in glossarioSilvester is to say green, that is to wit, green in contemplation of heavenly things, and a toiler in labouring himself; he was umbrous or shadowous. Jacobus da Varagine typically begins with an often fanciful etymology for the saint’s name.

Among incunabulaprinted beforeLegenda aurea was printed in more editions than the Bible. The other writings he claims are two anonymous volumes of Sermons concerning all the Saints whose yearly feasts the church celebrates. The penultimate chapter”De Sancto Pelagio Papa,” contains a universal history from the point of view of Lombardyor Historia Lombardica History of Lombardy”from the middle of the 6th century.


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.

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Webarchive template wayback links Webarchive template archiveis links Articles incorporating a citation from the Catholic Encyclopedia with Wikisource reference. Criticism among members of Jacobus’ Dominican order were muted by the increased reverence towards the archbishop, which culminated in his beatification in More than a thousand manuscripts of the text have survived.

Jacobus reached Rome on Palm Sunday 30 Marchonly to find his patron ill of a deadly sickness, from which he died on Good Friday 4 April. In the mystical body of Christ, jacopi is the neck through which all graces flow from Christ to his body. 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.

He describes the miracles of Mary and explains specific local customs and usages on Marian feast days. Manion, Bernard James Muir, eds. Retrieved 11 April — via Google Books. Views Read Edit View history. Its repetitious nature is explained if Jacobus da Varagine meant to write a compendium of jacopk lore for sermons and preachingnot a work of popular entertainment.

And sa to prove that she had prayed for the salvation of the country, at the beginning of February, the year after her martyrdom, there arose a great fire, and came from the mountain toward the city of Catania and burnt the earth and stones, it was so fervent. Or Silvester is said of silvas and of trahensthat is to say he was drawing wild men and hard unto the faith.