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ISBN-10: 0691204543
ISBN-13: 9780691204543
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 05/12/2020
Dimensions: 8.43" L, 5.43" W, 0.63" H

In Search of Sacred Time: Jacobus de Voragine and the Golden Legend

Translator: Lydia G Cochrane

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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.

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"In the distinguished historian Jacques Le Goff, The Golden Legend has found an interpreter whose prose shimmers as radiantly as the precious metal evoked in the title of the great compendium itself. Le Goff's reading is brilliant and wholly persuasive, providing a riveting sense of what contemporary readers and listeners perceived in this most popular book. In Search of Sacred Time is a lovely meditation, one of the most moving pieces of scholarship I have ever read."–William Chester Jordan, Princeton University
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ISBN-10: 0691204543
ISBN-13: 9780691204543
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 05/12/2020
Dimensions: 8.43" L, 5.43" W, 0.63" H
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