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** A Christian Classic **
** Complete 7 Volume Series **
Golden Legend comes complete with a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents, divided by each section.
This edition includes The Life of Saint Paul, a portion of the series that is often missing from modern editions.
The Golden Legend is a collection of hagiographies by Jacobus de Voragine that became a late medieval bestseller.
More than a thousand manuscripts of the text have survived, compared to twenty or so of its nearest rivals. It was likely compiled around the year 1260, although the text was added to over the centuries.
Initially entitled Legenda sanctorum (Readings of the Saints), it gained its popularity under the title by which it is best known. It overtook and eclipsed earlier compilations of abridged legendaria, the Abbreviatio in gestis et miraculis sanctorum attributed to the Dominican chronicler Jean de Mailly and the Epilogus in gestis sanctorum of the Dominican preacher Bartholomew of Trent.
Among incunabula, printed before 1500, Legenda aurea was printed in more editions than the Bible. It was one of the first books William Caxton printed in the English language; Caxton's version appeared in 1483 and his translation was reprinted, reaching a ninth edition in 1527.
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