Considering how important Santa Claus is to our culture, it has always seemed remarkable to me that the medieval sources for whatever stories we tell about him – or rather St Nicholas of Myra, his prototype – remained untranslated. I’ve had a few translations made, and here is another. This is a short medieval story about how St Nicholas got an unfair tax remitted. David J. D. Miller kindly did the translation for us all. This exists in four manuscripts, in two different versions. This is the shorter first recension.
- Nicholas_of_Myra_Praxis_De_Tributo_rec1_2015 (PDF)
- Nicholas_of_Myra_Praxis_De_Tributo_rec1_2015 (Word .doc file)
As usual this translation is public domain – do whatever you like with it.
I have commissions out for two other short texts at the moment, so there will be more of these.
UPDATE (10 Feb 2016): updated version with numbering.