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A Fourteenth-Century Spanish Life Of Saint Lawrence: Madrid, B.N. 10252, Dawn Bratsch-Prince Jan 1990

A Fourteenth-Century Spanish Life Of Saint Lawrence: Madrid, B.N. 10252, Dawn Bratsch-Prince

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[T]odos aquellos que son christianos deven oyr e entender las vidas e las pasiones de los santos martires, en tal que tomen ende alguna fazafia. Ca las fazafias d'aquellos que grandes martirios sufrieron por la ley de Dios tener e guardar nos puede en derecha carrera. E por esto, vos dezimos que deve omne de grado oyr e entender las vidas e las pasiones de los santos martires, ca por Nuestro Senor veo agora pocos martires prender muerte. B.N., MS 10252, f. 96ra

With these words, the Castilian compiler of the Ystoria de santos explicitly states his ...