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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Among incunabulaprinted beforeLegenda aurea was printed in more editions than the Bible. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 16 November The Golden Legend or Iacopo of the Saints.

Retrieved from ” https: It overtook and eclipsed earlier compilations of abridged legendaria, the Abbreviatio in gestis jacpoo miraculis sanctorum attributed to the Dominican chronicler Jean de Mailly and the Epilogus in gestis sanctorum of the Dominican preacher Bartholomew of Trent.

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Agatha to supernaturally repel an eruption of Mount Etna:. Many of the stories also conclude with miracle tales and similar wonderlore from accounts of those who called upon that saint jacopi aid or used the saint’s relics.

Jacobus da Varagine left a list of his own works. On the last occasion he was one of the four delegates charged with signifying Pope Nicholas IV ‘s desire for the deposition of Munio de Zamora – who had been master of the Dominican order from and was eventually deprived of his office by a papal bull dated 12 April Agatha and took the cloth that lay upon her tomb, and held it abroad against the fire, and anon on the ninth day after, which was the day of her feast, ceased the fire as soon as it came to the cloth that they brought from her tomb, showing that our Lord kept the city from the said fire by the merits of S.

Then came the bishops of the idols unto the emperor and said unto him: Wikisource has original text related to this article: That is to say he was cold and refrigate from all concupiscence of the flesh, full of boughs among the trees of heaven.


This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat He entered the Dominican order inand became the prior at ComoBologna and Asti in succession. The cardinals, however, propter honorem Communis Januae “for the honor of the commune of Genoa”determined to carry out this consecration on the Sunday after Easter.

Views Read Edit View history. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jacopo da Varazze. 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. An example in Caxton’s translation shows his method:.

In legendda, the Caxton version was updated into more modern English by Frederick Startridge Ellisand published in seven volumes. Compiled by Jacobus de Varagine. A substantial portion of Jacobus’ text was drawn from two epitomes of collected lives of the saints, both also arranged in the order of the liturgical year, written by members of his Dominican order: 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.

Silvester is said aurex sile or sol which is light, and of terra the earth, as who saith the light of the earth, that is of the church. A French version was made by Jean Belet de Vigny in the 14th century.

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Reproduced in Medieval Sourcebook, Fordham University: Since most of these usages do not exist anymore, Jacobus da Varagine varazzze as a valuable source for the study of medieval Marian customs. The correct derivation is alluded to in the text, but set out in parallel to fanciful ones that lexicographers would consider quite wide of the mark.

Almost as popular were Jacobus’ collected sermons, also termed “Aurei. A Latin edition is auea to about ; and a dated one was published at Lyon in The second period includes the Genoese jacopk exploits in the East, and extends to their victory over the Pisans c. Thus was the city of Rome delivered from double death, that was from the culture and worshiping of false idols, and from the venom of the dragon.

Webarchive template wayback links Webarchive template archiveis links Articles incorporating a citation from the Catholic Encyclopedia with Wikisource reference. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Legenda aurea or Legenda sanctorum is a collection of hagiographies by Blessed Jacobus de Varagine that was widely read in late medieval Europe. 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.


Silvester answered that by the might of God he promised to make jacooo cease of his hurt and blessure of this people. Jacobus da Varagine’s etymologies had different goals from modern etymologies, and legnda be judged by the same standards.

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He describes the miracles of Mary and explains specific local customs and usages on Marian feast days. Then sent the emperor for S. Retrieved 11 April — via Google Books. Even the “correct” explanations silvas”forest”, and the mention of green boughs are used as the basis for an allegorical interpretation. He was a good bishop, and especially distinguished himself by his efforts to appease the civil discords of Genoa among Guelfs and Ghibellines.

In Nicholas empowered him to absolve the people of Genoa for their offence in aiding the Sicilians against Charles II. Silvester, shows the saint receiving miraculous instruction from Saint Peter in a vision that enables him to exorcise a dragon:.

Criticism among members of Jacobus’ Dominican order were muted by the increased reverence towards the archbishop, which culminated in his beatification in Theologically Jacobus is one of the iacopo of several Christian writers, who view Mary as mediatrix jacolo mediator between God and humanity. The Golden Legendone of the most popular religious works of the Middle Ages[7] is a collection of the legendary lives of the greater saints of the medieval church.

Venice, H75 ; a Czech one at Pilsen—, and at Prague; Caxton ‘s English versions, and ; and a German one in Then follow Sermones de omnibus evangeliis dominicalibus for every Sunday in the year; Sermones de omnibus evangeliis, i.