Golden Legend

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a hagiology (the "Aurea Legenda") written by James de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th century, translated and printed by Caxton in 1483, and partially paraphrased by Longfellow in a poem thus entitled.
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Four cob three-year-old colts which attracted much attention were the two bays Erdyl Prince William and Avonvalley Patriot, the palomino Keenleyside Golden Legend and the liver chestnut Llanan Glyndwr.
One of the most influential medieval Christian accounts of the lives of the saints, Jacobus de Voragine's The Golden Legend, tells the tale of a young prince named Josaphat, who discovers the inevitability of sickness, old age and death, reflects on the brevity and fragility of life, then decides to leave his luxurious palace to seek a path to the end to suffering.
8: St George became popular in England in 1483 when his heroic story was published in a book The Golden Legend.
He considered that to be his masterpiece," Gordon-Powell said of "The Golden Legend.
In "William Caxton's The Golden Legend as a Source for Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings," Judy Ann Ford considers the influence of William Caxton's translation (1483) of The Golden Legend, a thirteenth-century collection of hagiographies, particularly on Tolkien's most famous motif: the Ring.
Their topics include background and applications of source criticism; the stones and the book in Mesopotamia and the biblical mythopoeia; Goths, Langobards, and Byzantium in The Lord of the Rings; William Caxton's The Golden Legend as a source for the Rings; H.
This half-relief carved in walnut depicts the Death of the Virgin as recorded in Jacobus de Voragine's highly popular Golden Legend, compiled around 1260.
William Caxton's The Golden Legend, his fifteenth-century English translation of the thirteenth-century Aurea Legenda, may be common fare for medieval scholars who study stories of the saints, but those unfamiliar with the work will find Judy Ann Ford's chapter illuminating.
Looking back 120 years, a quick review of the first issue of the Papers of the American Society of Church History in fact discovers articles that seem to have anticipated these later editorial intentions, for example: Philip Schaff's "The Progress of Religious Freedom as Shown in the History of Toleration Acts," Henry Charles Lea's "Indulgences in Spain," Ernest Gushing Richardson's "The Influence of the Golden Legend on Pre-Reformation Culture History," and Samuel Macauley Jackson's "The Need of a Complete Missionary History in English.
Venerated as a Christian martyr, he is first credited with dragon killing in the Golden Legend, medieval bestseller on the lives of the saints published in 1260.
Perpetua in the second century to the composition and reception of the Golden Legend at the end of the thirteenth century.
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