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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. fr. 57 : Jacobus de Voragine, Légende dorée (Legenda aurea), in the translation of Jean de Vignay; Jean Golein, Fêtes nouvelles [followed by] Du Saint Voult de Lucques

The Legenda aurea is one of the most copied texts in all of the medieval Occident. In short texts, it blends sanctoral and temporal celebrations in the course of the year, following the order of the liturgical calendar. Popular not only in Latin but also in the vernacular languages, it had various uses, as a tool for preaching and as a source of moral edification through private reading for the l…