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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Aamer Naseer of Getz Pharma told journalists about the long list for fiction in English: The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, The Party Worker by Omar Shahid Hamid, The House of Clay and Water by Faiqa Mansab, Daddy's Boy by Shandana Minhas, Boy of Fire and Earth by Sami Shah, Snuffing out the Moon by Osama Siddique and Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie.
The long list of books announced for this prize includes The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, The Party Worker by Omar Shahid Hamid, This House of Clay and Water by Faiqa Mansab, Daddy's Boy by Shandana Minhas, Boy of Fire and Earth by Sami Shah, Snuffing out the Moon by Osama Siddique, and Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie.
Deloney dropped the martyrdom scenario in order to create a romance by taking popular British saints from The Golden Legend as a character, icon, and situation sourcebook and he chose two vitae that are joined by the order of the liturgical calendar.
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 these, The Golden Legend by James of Varazzo, was a 13th-century collection of pious biographies and legends of the saints, often more imaginative than historic.
In Search of Sacred Time: Jacobus de Voragine and the Golden Legend
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.
Dailey begins with an insightful summary of the medieval inheritance, focusing on two main sources: the hugely influential Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine and English passion plays.
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.
The Willoughby Early Printed Books" which ends the catalogue is a list of the books dispersed in 1925, largely Latin and of continental provenance, but with some de Worde grammars (sold to the University of Illinois), a Donatus from York (1532), a Golden Legend printed by Julian Notary in 1503 (cost 19[pounds sterling], recipient McLeish), and various items which might be seen as predictable in an intelligent Englishman's library in the sixteenth century: Erasmus' Apophthegmes, Thomas Elyot's Castel of Helth, Hall's Chronicle, Lydgate's Fall of Princes, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, Castiglione's The Courtyer, and so on.