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I checked the catalog record for several English versions of the Legenda aurea.  All use the Latin name.

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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Dear Cate,
 
I would suggest, following the example of the recent brilliant critical edition of this author's Sermones quadragesimales by Giovanni Paolo Maggioni
 
(see http://www.sismel.info/schede%20volumi/ENTM13.htm )
 
that you use 'James of Varazze'.
 
Pity: 'Jacopo da' sounds and reads so much more beautifully than 'James of', but that's just my taste in names! :-)
 
What's really essential, in my opinion, is to use 'Varazze', not 'Voragine'.
 
Best wishes, George
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From: medieval-religion - Scholarly discussions of medieval religious culture [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Catherine Gunn
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Subject: [M-R] names



I decided, for the sake of consistency in the book I am writing, to anglicise names - but is there any index of names for medieval writers known variously by Latin/French/Italian names etc.?

Fr'instance is Jacobus de Voragine James of Varrazze (and how many rs and zs does that have?!)

I think I'm plumping for Lorens of Orleans for Friar Laurence/Lorens d'Orleans and so far I've used Raymond Pennaforte - but his name is also spelt Peņaforte and Penyaforte.

If anybody has satisfactorily solved this problem, I'd be very grateful to hear from them

Cate


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