Golden Legend

A collection of biographies of saints and legends, including the apocryphal literature, the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary, Pseudo-Matthew, and the Protoevangelium of James, written c.1260 by Jacopo de Voragine, and printed hy Caxton, 1483. Its success was prodigious and it was translated into all the vernaculars of Europe. Longfellow's "Golden Legend" shows its influence.

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