Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Legenda aurea sive legende sanctorum
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Legenda aurea

‘The golden legend or legends of the saints’, ‘The golden legend’

James of Voragine

Date: Between about 1260 and 1298

Original Language: Latin


James kept working on the Golden legend until the end of his life and produced two different versions, which Maggioni calls the first and the second redactions. James’ interest in Muḥammad is confirmed by the expansion of his life in the second version of the Golden legend, and in particular by his efforts to …

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Mula, Stefano, “ Legenda aurea sive legende sanctorum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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