Jacques Le Goff, The Birth of Purgatory, trans. Arthur Goldhammer, Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, (in English). Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. The Birth of Purgatory, by Jacques Le Goff, translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Daniel Callam CSBRelated information. St. Thomas More College University of.

Author: Moogurr Daktilar
Country: Georgia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 15 March 2008
Pages: 242
PDF File Size: 10.28 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.8 Mb
ISBN: 377-2-66483-297-7
Downloads: 73112
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mijin

Books by Jacques Le Goff. However, and it may just be my translation, it was incredibly dry to wade through. Jaxques of my sluggishness reading it probably had to do with my limited knowledge of medieval catholic theology, but honestly the details of what was being discussed wasn’t as interesting as the process being described. This change in the geography of the other world, in LeGoff’s view, altered time in the afterlife and hence the link between earthly, historical, and eschatological time, bringing about a gradual but crucial intellectual revolutionThroughout, Lle makes use of a wealth of archival material, much of which gkff has translated for the first time.

Purgatorium The History of a Word. Aug 15, 1C7 rated it really liked it. University of Chicago PressDec 15, – History – pages. Shannon rated it it was ok Aug 09, Account Options Sign in.

Not to diminish the appeal of purgatory as a subject to explore but Tomas Riklius rated it really liked it Dec 12, Jan 19, Justin Evans rated it it was ok Shelves: One of the most illustrious of French medievalists, he brings to this important study a notable breath of vision, using sources that range from anthropology to narratives of journeys through the other world, and recreating the intellectual jaccques imaginative texture of an age.


Jacqus, Le Goff makes use of a wealth of archival material, much of which he has translated for the first time, inviting readers to examine evidence from the writings of great, obscure, or anonymous theologians.

The Birth of Purgatory – Jacques Le Goff – Google Books

He is a master of first-source research, filling each page with extensive details and documentation from the private back rooms of little known libraries in France.

Locus Purgatorius A Place for Purgation.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. May 16, John Campbell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The Scholastic Systematization 9.

The Gateway to the Pacific Meredith Oda. Purgatory between Sicily and Ireland 7. As a part of my historical studies on Purgatory, this book have tremendously helped me understand the subject. Lakeisha verly flore rated it it was amazing Sep 09, Long, many times entertanining, a few times boring, but to the jacqufs and concise. European History Medieval Studies Religion: The Divina Commedia Why Purgatory?

Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. About Contact News Giving to the Press. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


He birrh that the growth of a belief in an intermediate place between Heaven and Hell was closely bound up with profound changes in the social and intellectual reality of the Middle Ages. Want to Read saving….

The Birth of Purgatory

For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Limited preview – Interesting in so far as you can really get a feel for how a particular doctrine or idea, or movement, etc comes into being, how it gets defined and how the various attitudes toward it while it develops end up affecting the end result.

However, Le Goff’s insistence that purgatory is only truly “born” in the 12th century with its emergence from scholastic minds as a concrete “place” can at times limit the subject too drastically, and it also ignores what might have been much earlier, fully-mature understandings of purgatory in Christian history. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Purgatort helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Agustina Balea rated it liked it Dec 23,