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The Birth of Purgatory

The Birth of Purgatory( )
Author: Le Goff, Jacques
Translator: Goldhammer, Arthur
ISBN:978-0-226-47083-2
Publication Date:Dec 1986
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $43.00
Book Description:

In The Birth of Purgatory, Jacques Le Goff, the brilliant medievalist and renowned Annales historian, is concerned not with theological discussion but with the growth of an idea, with the relation between belief and society, with mental structures, and with the historical role of the imagination. Le Goff argues that the doctrine of Purgatory did not appear in the Latin theology of the West before the late twelfth century, that the word purgatorium did not...
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Book Details
Pages:440
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Eschatology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.396 x 8.853 x 1.061 Inches
Book Weight:1.474 Pounds
Author Biography
Le Goff, Jacques (Author)
Arthur Goldhammer is the translator for numerous books including Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement, Algerian Chronicles, The Society of Equals, and Capital in the Twenty-First Century. He received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.

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