The Medieval Imagination

The Medieval Imagination

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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. qLe Goff is one of the most distinguished of the French medieval historians of his generation . . . he has exercised immense€”Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books qThe whole book turns on a fascinating blend of the brutally materialistic and the generously€”Tom Shippey, London Review of Books qThe richness, imaginativeness and sheer learning of Le Goff's work . . . demand to be€”M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary SupplementT. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement The collection begins with an essay on a#39;the marvelous.

Title:The Medieval Imagination
Author:Jacques Le Goff
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1992-12-15


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