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The talents of Jacopo da Varagine : a Genoese mind in medieval Europe

Author: Steven Epstein
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Jacopo da Varagine (c.1228-1298) is remembered today primarily for his immensely popular work 'The Golden Legend', a massive collection of stories about the saints. Compiled over the years 1260-67, it quickly eclipsed earlier collections of saints' lives. One indication of its popularity is the fact that so many manuscript copies of the work have survived. Despite the enduring influence of 'The Golden Legend',  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Epstein, Steven, 1952-
Talents of Jacopo da Varagine
(DLC) 2015036028
Named Person: Jacobus, de Voragine; Jacobus, de Voragine
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Epstein
ISBN: 9781501703614 1501703617
OCLC Number: 1004063057
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: The preacher --
Holy days --
Saintly people --
Genoa's past --
Genoa's own historian.
Responsibility: Steven A. Epstein.


In Epstein's sure hands, Jacopo emerges as one of the most active and talented minds of his day. Indeed, Epstein argues that one needs to read all of Jacopo's books, in a Genoese context, in order to  Read more...


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