Il Medioevo Raccontato Da Jacques Le Goff

Autore: Jacques Le Goff
Editore: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858119606
Grandezza: 64,19 MB
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«Se studiate il Medioevo vi accorgerete che è diverso da ciò che siamo, da ciò che l'Europa è oggi diventata. Avrete come l'impressione di fare un viaggio all'estero. Occorre non dimenticare che gli uomini e le donne di questo periodo sono i nostri antenati, che il Medioevo è stato un momento essenziale del nostro passato, e che quindi un viaggio nel Medioevo potrà darvi il duplice piacere di incontrare insieme l'altro e voi stessi.» Jacques Le Goff racconta alle nuove generazioni che cos'è stata, veramente, 'l'età di mezzo' della storia occidentale, da dove sono sorte le sue leggende, qual era la quotidianità degli uomini e delle donne medievali, e soprattutto perché sia tanto importante per noi, oggi, conoscere da dove veniamo.

Il Tempo Continuo Della Storia

Autore: Jacques Le Goff
Editore: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858117018
Grandezza: 11,32 MB
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La storia è una e continua o dobbiamo necessariamente dividerla in età e periodi? Periodizzare la storia non è mai un atto neutro o innocente. Periodizzare la storia è a sua volta un appassionante tema di storia. L'ultimo libro di un grande maestro. «Né tesi né sintesi, questo libro è il punto d'arrivo di una lunga ricerca: una riflessione sulla storia, sui periodi della storia occidentale, nel corso della quale il Medioevo mi ha accompagnato fin dal 1950. Si tratta quindi di un'opera che porto dentro di me da molto tempo, alimentata da idee che mi stanno a cuore. Scritto in un momento in cui gli effetti quotidiani della globalizzazione stanno diventando sempre più tangibili, questo libro è una cavalcata nel tempo che torna a riflettere sulle diverse maniere di concepire le periodizzazioni storiche: le continuità, le rotture, i modi di pensare la memoria della storia.»

The Birth Of Europe

Autore: Jacques Le Goff
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405137266
Grandezza: 41,88 MB
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In this ground-breaking new study,Jacques Le Goff, arguably the leading medievalist of his generation, presents his view of the primacy of the Middle Ages in the development of European history. "[A] superb and necessary book. This provocative assessment from a lifetime of scholarship might help us to place ourselves, not just territorially, but in that other precious element of history: time." The Guardian "A book that never fails to be informative, readable and provocative. Le Goff... has been the bravest and best of champions for medieval history. This book... is in every sense an inspiration." BBC History Magazine Praised by prominent figures in Europe and history including: Rt Hon Christopher Patten, CH, Former Member of the European Commission, and Neil Kinnock, Vice-President, European Commission.

Dialogo Sulla Storia

Autore: Jean-Pierre Vernant
Editore: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858123115
Grandezza: 64,70 MB
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Un confronto serrato sul valore della conoscenza e della storia tra due maestri del nostro tempo. «La lotta contro la storia evenemenziale ha cambiato tutto. Sappiamo ora che l'evento non è creato dalla storia ma dallo storico. Da una parte, lo storico crea l'evento. Dall'altra parte sappiamo ora che esiste un evento nuovo. Le tecniche di produzione degli eventi sono profondamente cambiate da oltre mezzo secolo. Col giornalismo, ma soprattutto con la televisione, la produzione dell'evento è del tutto nuova. Esiste un evento nuovo per il quale servono nuovi modi di fare storia.» Jacques Le Goff «Noi poniamo all'oggetto dei nostri studi le domande che il presente pone a noi. È per questo che esiste una storia degli avvenimenti storici: ogni periodo li vede in maniera differente, perché si modifica l'orizzonte di riflessione.» Jean-Pierre Vernant

Il Medioevo Spiegato Ai Ragazzi

Autore: Jacques Le Goff
Editore:
ISBN: 9788842081630
Grandezza: 67,14 MB
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Your Money Or Your Life

Autore: Jacques Le Goff
Editore: Zone Books (NY)
ISBN:
Grandezza: 49,51 MB
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Discusses medieval economic thought, centering on the belief that usury was immoral and unnatural

Saint Louis

Autore: Jacques Le Goff
Editore:
ISBN:
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"Life of a king, life of a saint, life of a man. In this work, Jacques LeGoff, one of the truly great medieval historians of our times, magisterially plumbs the depths of the fundamental contradiction of Saint Louis: is it possible to be both a king and a saint? St. Louis lies at the intersection of reasons of state and divine reason; he is an individual around whom LeGoff turns like a detective searching for an ever-elusive truth, that of a life and a legend inextricably intertwined. A fine, eminently readable translation. " --Robert J. Morrissey, University of Chicago Canonized in 1297 as Saint Louis, King Louis IX of France (1214-1270) was the central figure of Christendom in the thirteenth century. He ruled when France was at the height of power; he commanded the largest army in Europe and controlled the wealthiest kingdom. Renowned for his patronage of the arts, Louis was equally famous for his decision to imitate the suffering Christ as a humbly attired, bearded penitent. Armed with the considerable resources of the nouvel historien, Jacques Le Goff mines existing materials about Saint Louis to forge a new historical biography of the king. Part of his ambitious project is to reconstruct the mental universe of the thirteenth century: Le Goff describes the scholastic and intellectual background of Louis' reign and, most importantly, he discusses methodology and the interpretation of written sources--their composition, provenance, and reliability. Le Goff divides his unconventional biography into three parts. In the first, he gives us the contours of Louis' life from birth to death in the usual context of family dynamics and genealogy, courtly and regional politics, and shifts in economic, social, and cultural life. In sifting through the historical accounts of the king's life, Le Goff determines that it is Louis IX's profound sense of moral and religious purpose--his desire to become the ideal Christian ruler--that colors his every action from boyhood on; it is also, for Le Goff, what renders contemporary accounts problematic and what necessitates further scrutiny. That dissection of sources occupies the second part. Le Goff's intention is to pare away the layers of homily and anecdote produced by the king's early biographers to discover the true Saint Louis. Questioning whether Saint Louis was merely the invention of his eulogists, Le Goff penetrates beyond the literary and hagiographical evidence to the human behind the legend. He brilliantly analyzes Louis' progress toward his unique self-creation and its subsequent mythologizing. In the third part, Le Goff highlights the contradictions within Louis and his historical image that previous chroniclers have elided or overlooked. In the end, he leaves us with the saint, rather than the king, with all the paradoxes embedded in that role.

Saint Francis Of Assisi

Autore: Jacques Le Goff
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415284738
Grandezza: 71,80 MB
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Known for speaking with the birds, for professing poverty, receiving the stigmata and for initiating the Franciscan order, Francis of Assisi is one of the most radical and inspiring figures in church history. In this celebrated biography, now available in English for the first time, the distinguished medievalist Jacques Le Goff paints a detailed picture of the life of Francis of Assisi. Locating Francis in the feudal world of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and exploring the social and political changes taking place at the time, Le Goff assess the dramatic influence of the saint on the medieval church and celebrates his role in the spiritual revival of the Catholic Church.

La Vita Nuova

Autore: Dante Alighieri
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674050932
Grandezza: 36,76 MB
Formato: PDF
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La Vita Nuova (1292âe"94) has many aspects. Danteâe(tm)s libello, or âeoelittle book,âe is most obviously a book about love. In a sequence of thirty-one poems, the author recounts his love of Beatrice from his first sight of her (when he was nine and she eight), through unrequited love and chance encounters, to his profound grief sixteen years later at her sudden and unexpected death. Linked with Danteâe(tm)s verse are commentaries on the individual poemsâe"their form and meaningâe"as well as the events and feelings from which they originate. Through these commentaries the poet comes to see romantic love as the first step in a spiritual journey that leads to salvation and the capacity for divine love. He aims to reside with Beatrice among the stars. David Slavitt gives us a readable and appealing translation of one of the early, defining masterpieces of European literature, animating its verse and prose with a fluid, lively, and engaging idiom and rhythm. His translation makes this first major book of Danteâe(tm)s stand out as a powerful work of art in its own regard, independent of its âeoejuniorâe status to La Commedia. In an Introduction, Seth Lerer considers Dante as a poet of civic life. âeoeBeatrice,âe he reminds us, âeoelives as much on city streets and open congregations as she does in bedroom fantasies and dreams.âe

From The Land Of The Moon

Autore: Milena Agus
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781609450588
Grandezza: 51,73 MB
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But what do we really know about other people? Set against the stunning Sardinian landscape of rugged mountains and villages lost in time, this internationally bestselling novel is a multi-generational family saga about love, lust and country. An young unnamed woman reflects the life of her grandmother, a bewitching and eccentric figure whose abiding search for love spans much of the twentieth century. In 1943, as American bombs fall on the city of Cagliari, the young woman’s grandmother is thirty and already considered an old maid, unmarried and still living at home with her parents. But when the bombing ceases, and despite her protests, her father forces her to marry the first man to propose, an older widower she doesn’t love. After suffering several miscarriages, she is sent for treatment at a spa on the mainland, where she falls in love with an injured Italian army veteran and nine months later gives birth to a son. Attributing the pregnancy to her spa treatment, she returns to her husband and never reveals the affair. Decades later, she returns to the mainland and travels to her former lover’s hometown of Milan. Dressed in her finest coat and shoes, she wanders the streets in search of the elusive veteran. A bittersweet story of love and loss and a moving tribute to the power of storytelling, From the Land of the Moon is the powerful English debut of one of Italy’s most important new literary talents.