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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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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.

"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

Synopsis:

The collection begins with an essay on 'the marvelous.' Le Goff highlights subtle changes in medieval attitudes and sensibilities by contrasting the marvelous (representing a 'secularization' of the supernatural after the thirteenth century) with the miraculous (depending solely on God's saving grace) and the magical (governed by Satan's destructive activity).

About the Author

Arthur Goldhammer is an award-winning translator who has translated books by Georges Duby, Jacques Le Goff, and Jean Starobinski.

Table of Contents

Translator's Note

Introduction

For an Extended Middle Ages

Part One: The Marvelous

The Marvelous in the Medieval West

Part Two: Space and Time

The Wilderness in the Medieval West

The Perception of Christendom by the Roman Curia and the Organization of an Ecumenical Countil in 1274

The Time of Purgatory (Third to Thirteenth Century)

The Time of the Exemplum (Thirteenth Century)

Part Three: The Body

Body and Ideology in the Medieval West

Gestures in Purgatory

The Repudiation of Pleasure

Part Four: Literature and Imagination

Lévi-Strauss in Broceliande: A Brief Analysis of a Courtly Romance

Vestimentary and Alimentary Codes in Erec et Enide

Warriors and Conquering Bourgeois: The Image of the City in Twelfth-Century French Literature

An Urban Metaphor of William of Auvergne

Social Realities and Ideological Codes in the Early Thirteenth Century: An Exemplum by James of Vitry

Part Five: Dreams

Christianity and Dreams (Second to Seventh Century)

The Dreams of Helmbrecht the Elder

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226470856
Translator:
Goldhammer, Arthur
Author:
Goldhammer, Arthur
Author:
Le Goff, Jacques
Author:
Goff, Jacques Le
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
French
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
Civilization, medieval
Subject:
Philosophy, medieval
Subject:
French literature
Subject:
Marvelous, The, in literature
Subject:
Fantasy literature, French
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
Paperback ed.
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
343
Publication Date:
19921231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , The collection begins with an essay on 'the marvelous.' Le Goff highlights subtle changes in medieval attitudes and sensibilities by contrasting the marvelous (representing a 'secularization' of the supernatural after the thirteenth century) with the miraculous (depending solely on God's saving grace) and the magical (governed by Satan's destructive activity).
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