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Genoa’s Past

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes Jacopo de Varagine's chronicle of Genoese history. He concluded the saints' lives in the Golden Legend with an entry on Pope Pelagius I (556–61). This entry has almost nothing ... More


The Preacher

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter studies Jacopo de Varagine's Lenten sermons for two reasons. Firstly, it is the only collection to benefit from a modern edition, being a revealing body of sermons on a broad theme ... More


Genoa’s Own Historian

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the section of Jacopo de Varagine's written account regarding family matters. Even though marriage, children, and servants and slaves are natural themes for an archbishop, to ... More


Holy Days

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter demonstrates how Jacopo de Varagine drew upon a complex collection of sources in compiling and writing his book of saints' lives and other feasts of the liturgical calendar. In learning ... More


Epilogue

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter summarizes Jacopo de Varagine's late habits of thought by examining the Marian Sermons—a collection of 161 model exegetical sermons of varying lengths. His “late style” is a return to ... More


Prologue

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of examining Jacopo da Varagine's writings to learn how he thinks about Christianity. In studying his sermons, author Stefania Bertini Guidetti ... More


Saintly People

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the distinctive and revealing aspects of Jacopo's work and his original contributions to standard narratives. It looks at some of the saints' lives included in the Legenda Aurea ... More


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