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In Search of Sacred Time

Jacobus de Voragine and The Golden Legend

In Search of Sacred Time

Jacobus de Voragine and The Golden Legend

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Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691204543
Number of Pages: 232
Published: 12/05/2020
Width: 14 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
How The Golden Legend shaped the medieval imagination It is impossible to understand the Middle Ages without grasping the importance of The Golden Legend, the most popular medieval collection of saints' lives. Assembled in the thirteenth century by Genoese archbishop Jacobus de Voragine, the book became the medieval equivalent of a bestseller. In Search of Sacred Time is the first comprehensive history and interpretation of this crucial book. Jacques Le Goff, who was one of the world's most renowned medievalists, provides a lucid and compelling account that shows how The Golden Legend Christianized time itself, reconciling human and divine temporality. Authoritative, eloquent, and original, In Search of Sacred Time is a major reinterpretation of a book that is central to comprehending the medieval imagination.

Jacques Le Goff, Lydia G. Cochrane

Jacques Le Goff (1924-2014) was a world-renowned historian of the Middle Ages. His many books include Medieval Civilization, The Birth of Europe, and The Medieval Imagination.

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