The Work of Jacques Le Goff and the Challenges of Medieval History

The Work of Jacques Le Goff and the Challenges of Medieval History

Edited by Miri Rubin

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Essays on medieval history inspired by, and engaging with, the work of Jacques Le Goff.
The essays in this volume arise from the proceedings of a conference held in 1994 to celebrate the life and work of the eminent French medievalist Jacques Le Goff. Set within thematic sections -popular religion and heresy, the body, royalty andits mystique, intellectuals in medieval society, and others -many of the challenges raised by Le Goff are reassessed and reapproached. There is an explicit historiographical focus in a section on the reception and influence of Le Goff, with particular reference to the Annales school of history with which he is strongly identified; the volume also indicates the problems which animate current research in medieval studies, especially in certain areas of social and cultural history.

MIRI RUBIN is Professor of History, Queen Mary, University of London.

Contributors: ALEXANDER MURRAY, PETER BILLER, ANDRÉ VAUCHEZ, R.I. MOORE, OTTO GERHARD OEXLE, LESTER K. LITTLE, WALTER SIMONS, ADELINE RUCQUOI, ALAIN BOUREAU, JEAN DUBABIN, WILLIAM CHESTER JORDAN, PETER LINEHAN, MIRI RUBIN, GABOR KLANICZAY, AARON GUREVICH, ROBIN BRIGGS, STUART CLARK

Details

March 1997
272 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851156224
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Time and money - Alexander Murray
Applying number to men and women in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries: an enquiry into the idea of `sex-ratio' - Peter Biller
Between sanctity and superstition: saints and their miracles in the age of revolution - R I Moore
Jacques le Goff and Italy - André Vauchez
Jacques le Goff in Germany - Otto Gerhard Oexle
Mainstream and margins of medieval history in the United States - Lester K Little
The Annales and medieval studies in the low countries - Walter P Simons
Spanish medieval history and the Annales: between Franco and Marx - Adeline Rucquoi
Intellectuals in the middle ages, 1957-1995 - Alain Boureau
Jacques le Goff and the intellectuals - Jean Dunbabin
Quando fuit natus: interpreting the birth of Philip Augustus - William Chester Jordan
The King's touch and the Dean's ministations: aspects of sacral monarchy - Peter A Linehan
Medieval bodies: Why now, and how? - Miri Rubin
Le Goff, the Annales and medieval studies in Hungary - Gabor Klaniczay
Annales in Moscow - Aaron Gurevich
Against immobilisme - Robin Briggs
Le Goff, Annales, and the `Future' - Stuart Clark