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The Medieval Imagination by Jacques Le Goff
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The Medieval Imagination (original 1985; edition 1992)

by Jacques Le Goff, Arthur Goldhammer (Translator)

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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… (more)
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Title:The Medieval Imagination
Authors:Jacques Le Goff
Other authors:Arthur Goldhammer (Translator)
Info:University Of Chicago Press (1992), Paperback, 302 pages
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> Accorder soixante-dix pages à un chapitre sur le rêve dans un ouvrage intitulé L’imaginaire médiéval ne relève pas de l’innocence. Rattacher le rêve au domaine de l'imaginaire, c’est en effet montrer que lui est dénié tout enracinement dans le réel de la vie diurne et qu’est par là-même déniée toute responsabilité à l’individu qui rêve. Le Goff ne s’épargne pas un détour courageux par le classement des rêves dans l’Antiquité, lui permettant et nous permettant de comprendre les classements chrétiens qui en sont inspirés, et, plus généralement, l’embarras dû à ces classements. Celui-ci provoque, pour des siècles, le rejet du rêve de la conscience occidentale. Le canon XXIII du premier concile d’Ancyre (314) interdit « les augures, les auspices, les songes ou toutes sortes de divination, selon l’habitude des païens ». Ainsi prend consistance la méfiance biblique, et particulièrement deutéronomique, envers les songes. J. Le Goff voit dans cette attitude de refus du Moyen-Age l’origine de la psychanalyse (celle du moins fondée sur le refoulement...). On peut y voir aussi, peut-être, l’origine de ses excès, particulièrement dans les contextes puritains (U.S.A.). --Revue Française de Yoga, n°17

> Löwy Michael. Le Goff (Jacques) : L’Imaginaire médiéval, Essais. Paris, Gallimard, 1985, 352 p. In: Archives de sciences sociales des religions, n°61/2, 1986. pp. 279-280.
 https://www.persee.fr/doc/assr_0335-5985_1986_num_61_2_2397_t1_0279_0000_3

> Bezard Ingrid. Jacques Le Goff : L'imaginaire médiéval. In: Médiévales, n°10, 1986. Moyen âge et histoire politique, sous la direction de Georges Duby. pp. 139-143.
 https://www.persee.fr/doc/medi_0751-2708_1986_num_5_10_1030
  Joop-le-philosophe | Oct 6, 2019 |
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