The Medieval Imagination
University of Chicago Press, 15 dec. 1992 - 293 pagina's
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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For an Extended Middle Ages
The Marvelous in the Medieval West
The Wilderness in the Medieval West
The Perception of Christendom by the Roman Curia and the Organization of an Ecumenical Council in 1274
The Time of Purgatory Third to Thirteenth Century
The Time of the Exemplum Thirteenth Century
Body and Ideology in the Medieval West
A Brief Analysis
Vestimentary and Alimentary Codes in Erec et Enide
The Image of the City in TwelfthCentury French Literature
An Urban Metaphor of William of Auvergne
An Exemplum of James by Vitry
Christianity and Dreams Second to Seventh Century
The Dreams of Helmbrecht the Elder
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Pagina 271 - In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep f alleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face ; the hair of my flesh stood up : It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice...
Pagina 271 - In thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, Which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: An image was before mine eyes, There was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, Shall mortal man be more just than God?
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