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The Medieval Imagination

To write this history of the imagination, Le Goff has recreated the mental structures of medieval men and women by analyzing the images of man as microcosm and the Church as mystical body; the symbols of power such as flags and oriflammes; and the contradictory world of dreams, marvels, devils, and wild forests.

“Le Goff is one of the most distinguished of the French medieval historians of his generation . . . he has exercised immense influence.”—Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books

“The whole book turns on a fascinating blend of the brutally materialistic and the generously imaginative.”—Tom Shippey, London Review of Books

“The richness, imaginativeness and sheer learning of Le Goff’s work . . . demand to be experienced.”—M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement

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Author: Jacques Le Goff

Editor/Translator: Arthur Goldhammer

Edition: Reprinted edition

Binding: Paperback

Condition: New

Manufacturer: University Of Chicago Press

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 302

Product group: Book

Studio: University Of Chicago Press

Publication Date: December 15, 1992

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

Pages: 302

EAN: 9780226470856

ISBN: 0226470857

ASIN: 0226470857

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Art Goldhammer
Writer, translator, scholar, blogger on French Politics, affiliate of Harvard's Center for European Studies, writes for The American Prospect, The Nation, etc.