Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Golden Legend by Jacobus

One of the central texts of the Middle Ages, The Golden Legend deeply influenced the imagery of poetry, painting and stained glass with its fascinating descriptions of saints' lives and religious festivals. By creating a single-volume sourcebook of core Christian stories, Jacobus de Voragine (c. 1229-98) attracted a huge audience across Europe. This selection of over seventy biographies ranges from the first Apostles and Roman martyrs to near-contemporaries such as St Dominic, St Francis of Assissi and St Elizabeth of Hungary. Here, witnesses to the true faith endure horrific tortures; reformed prostitutes win divine forgiveness; while other women live disguised as monks or nobly resist lustful tyrants. Lucid and compelling, The Golden Legend offers an enthralling insight into the medieval mind.

Buy The Golden Legend by Jacobus from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780140446487
ISBN-10: 0140446486
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Golden Legend by Jacobus

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Golden Legend book by Jacobus and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Jacobus

Jacobus de Voragine (c.1229-98) was the medieval Archbishop of Genoa. He entered the Dominican Order in 1244 and became prior of the Order in Lombardy in 1267. In 1292 he became Archbishop and in this capacity was actively engaged in peacemaking between the local feuding families.

Books By Jacobus

Golden Legend by Jacobus
Paperback, April 2012
$75.85