In Search of Sacred Time

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It is impossible to understand the late Middle Ages without grasping the importance of The Golden Legend, the most popular medieval collection of saints lives. Assembled for clerical use in the thirte...
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It is impossible to understand the late Middle Ages without grasping the importance of The Golden Legend, the most popular medieval collection of saints lives. Assembled for clerical use in the thirteenth century by Genoese archbishop Jacobus de Voragine, the book became the medieval equivalent of a best seller. By 1500, there were more copies of it in circulation than there were of the Bible itself. Priests drew on The Golden Legend for their sermons, the faithful used it for devotion and piety, and artists and writers mined it endlessly in their works. In Search of Sacred Time is the first comprehensive history and interpretation of this crucial book. Jacques Le Goff, one of the worlds most renowned medievalists, provides a lucid, compelling, and unparalleled account of why and how The Golden Legend exerted such a profound influence on medieval life. In Search of Sacred Time explains how The Golden Legend--an encyclopedic work that followed the course of the liturgical calendar and recounted the life of the saint for each feast day--worked its way into the fabric of medieval life.
Uitgever John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Druk 1
ISBN/EAN 9780691156453
Auteur Le Goff, Jacques
Vakken Levensbeschouwing

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