Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ellis. Voragine's Golden Legend

Today's free book is Voragine's Golden Legend, vols. 1-7, edited by Frederick Startridge Ellis. You can find out more about this book in the Women Saints of the Golden Legend unit of the Myth-Folklore UnTextbook.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

Ellis's edition is a slightly modernized version of the 1483 translation published by William Caxton. The book is available for free in various formats at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: Volume 1 - Volume 2 - Volume 3 - Volume 4 - Volume 5 - Volume 6 - Volume 7.

In this painting from the Trinci Palace in Foligno, Italy, you can see Jacobus de Voragine holding his book, the Legenda Aurea, in his hands:


VOLUME 1: 
Of the Advent of our Lord
Here followeth the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
And here followeth His Circumcision
Here followeth the Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord and of the three kings
Here beginneth Septuagesima
Of Sexagesima
Of Quinquagesima
Of Quadragesima
The Ember Days
The Passion of our Lord
Here beginneth the Resurrection
Here beginneth the Litanies, the More and the Less
Here beginneth next the Ascension of our Lord.
Here beginneth of the Blessed Holy Feast of Pentecost or of the Holy Ghost
Here followeth the Feast of the Holy Sacrament
The Dedication of the Temple of the Church
The Life of Adam
Here beginneth the History of Noah
Here followeth the Life of Abraham
Here beginneth the life of Isaac, with the history of Esau and of Jacob
Here beginneth the history of Joseph and his brethren
Here next followeth the history of Moses
Here follow the Ten Commandments of our Law
VOLUME 2: 
The History of Joshua
The History of Saul
The History of David
The History of Solomon
The History of Rehoboam
The History of Job
The History of Tobit
The Story of Judith
The Life of S. Andrew
The Life of S. Nicholas
The Conception of the Virgin Mary
The Lives of the Saints Gentian, Fulcian and Victorice
The Life of the Virgin Lucy
The Life of S. Nicasius
The Life of S. Thomas the Apostle
The Life of S. Anastasia
The Life of S. Eugenia
The Life of S. Stephen Protomartyr
The Life of S. John the Evangelist
The History of the Innocents
The Life of S. Thomas of Canterbury
The Life of S. Silvester
The Life of S. Paul the First Hermit
The Life of S. Remigius
The Life of S. Hilary
The Invention of S. Firmin
The Life of S. Macarias
The Life of S. Felix
The Life of S. Marcel
The Life of S. Anthony
The Life of S. Fabian the Martyr
The Life of S. Sebastian
The Life of S. Agnes
The Life of S. Vincent
The Life of S. Basil
The Life of S. John the Almoner
The Conversion of S. Paul

VOLUME 3: 
The Life of S. Pauline the Widow
The Life of S. Julian the Bishop
The Life of S. Ignatius
The Purification of the Virgin Mary
The Life of S. Blase
The Life of S. Agatha
The Life of S. Amande
The Life of S. Vedaste
The Life of S. Valentine
The Life of S. Valentine the Martyr
The Life of S. Juliana
The Chairing of S. Peter the Apostle
The Life of S. Matthias the Apostle
The Life of S. Gregory the Pope
The Life of S. Longinus
The Life of S. Maur
The Life of S. Patrick
The Life of S. Benet the Abbot
The Life of S. Cuthbert
The Feast of the Annunciation
The Life of S. Seconde, Knight
The Life of Mary of Egypt
The Life of S. Ambrose
The Lives of SS. Tyburtius and Valerian
The Life of S. Alphage
The Life of S. George
The Life of S. Mark the Evangelist
The Life of S. Marcelin the Pope
The Life of S. Vital
The Life of S. Peter of Milan
The Life of S. Philip the Apostle
The Life of S. James the Less
The Invention of the Holy Cross
The History of S. John Port Latin
The Life of S. Gordian
The Lives of SS. Nereus and Achilleus
The Life of S. Pancrace
The Life of S. Urban
The Life of S. Pernelle
The Life of S. Dunstan
The Life of S. Aldhelm
The Life of S. Austin
The Life of S. Germain
The Life of S. Peter the Exorcist or Deacon
The Lives of SS. Prime and Felician
The Life of S. Barnabas
The Lives of SS. Vitus and Modestus
The Lives of SS. Quirine and Juliet
The Life of S. Marine
The Lives of SS. Gervase and Prothase
The Life of S. Edward
The Lives of SS. Alban and Amphiabel
The Nativity of S. John the Baptist
The Life of S. Loye
The Life of S. William
The Life of S. Eutrope
The Life of S. Marcial
The Life of S. Genevieve

VOLUME 4: 
The Life of S. Maturin
The Life of S. Victor, Martyr
The Lives of S. John and S. Paul
The Life of S. Leo the Pope
The Life of S. Peter the Apostle
The Life of S. Paul the Apostle
The Lives of the Seven Brethren
The Life of S. Theodora
The Life of S. Swithin
The Translation of S. Thomas of Canterbury
The Life of S. Kenelm
The Life of S. Margaret
The Life of S. Praxede
The Life of S. Mary Magdalene
The Life of S. Appollinaris
The Life of S. Christine
The Life of S. James the Greater
The Life of S. Christopher
The Lives of the Seven Sleepers
The Lives of SS. Nazarien and Celsus
The Life of S. Felix
The Lives of SS. Simplicien, Faustin, and Beatrice
The Life of S. Martha
The Lives of SS. Abdon and Sennen
The Life of S. Germain
The Life of S. Eusebius
The Lives of the Seven Maccabees
The Feast of S. Peter ad Vincula
The Life of S. Stephen the Pope
The Invention of S. Stephen
The Life of S. Dominic
The Life of S. Sixtus
The Life of S. Donatus
The Life of S. Ciriacus
The Life of S. Laurence
The Life of S. Hyppolitus
The Assumption of Mary

VOLUME 5: 
The Life of S. Rocke
The Life of S. Bernard
The Life of S. Timothy
The Life of S. Symphorien
The Life of S. Bartholomew the Apostle
The Life of S. Augustine
The Beheading of S. John Baptist
The Life of S. Felix
The Life of S. Savien
The Life of S. Lowe
The Life of S. Mammertin
The Life of S. Giles
The Nativity of the Virgin Mary
The Life of S. Adrian
The Life of S. Gorgone
The Lives of SS. Prothus, Jacinctus, and Eugenia
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
The Life of S. John Chrysostom
The Lives of SS. Cornelius and Cyprian
The Life of S. Eufemia
The Life of S. Lambert
The Life of S. Matthew
The Life of S. Maurice
The Life of S. Justina
The Lives of SS. Cosmo and Damian
The Life of S. Forsey
The Feast of S. Michael the Archangel
The Life of Jerome.
The Life of S. Regimus
The Life of S. Logier
The Life of S. Francis
The Life of S. Pelagienne
The Life of S. Margaret (Pelagien)
The Life of S. Thaisis
The Life of s. Denis
The Life of S. Calixtus

VOLUME 6: 
The Life of S. Edward
The Life of S. Luke the Evangelist
The Lives of SS. Crisaunt and Daria
The Passion of 11,000 Virgins
The Lives of SS. Crispin and Crispinian
The Lifes of the Apostles Simon and Jude
The Life of S. Quintin
The Life of S. Eustace
The Solemnity of All Hallows
The Commemoration of All Souls
The Life of S. Winifred
The Life of S. Leonard
The Lives of the Four Crowned Martyrs
The Life of S. Theodore
The Life of S. Martin
The Life of S. Brice
The Life of S. Clare
The Life of S. Barbara
The Life of S. Alexis
The Life of S. Elizabeth
The Life of S. Edmund, the Confessor
The Life of s. Hugh
The Life of S. Edmund, King
The Life of S. Cecilia
The Life of S. Clement, Pope
The Life of S. Grysogone

VOLUME 7: 
The Life of S. James the Martyr
The Life of Bede
The Life of S. Dorothy
The Life of S. Brandon
The Life of S. Erkenwold
The Life of the Abbot Pastor
The Life of the Abbot John
The Life of the Abbot Moses
The Life of S. Arsenius
The Life of the Abbot Agathon
The Life of Barlaam the Hermit
The History of S. Pelagius the Pope, the Lombards, Muhammed, and Others
The Life of S. Simeon
The Life of S. Polycarp
The Passion of S. Quiriacus
The Life of S. Thomas Aquinas
The Life of S. Gaius
The Life of S. Arnold
The Life of S. Tuien
The Life of S. Fiacre
The Life of S. Justin
The Life of S. Demetrius
The Life of S. Rigobert
The Life of S. Landry
The Life of S. Mellonin
The Life of S. Ives
The Life of S. Morant
The Life of S. Louis, King of France
The Life of s. Louis of Marseilles
The Life of S. Aldegonde
The Life of S. Albine

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