The Birth of Europe
By (author) Jacques Le Goff
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Birth of Europe by Jacques Le Goff
Book DescriptionIn 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". This book is 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631228882
(237mm x 159mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Money and the Middle Ages, Hardback (September 2012)
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*"[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.
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Author Biography - Jacques Le Goff
Jacques Le Goff is Professor of History at L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is among France's "great" historians, and is considered internationally to be one of the foremost scholars of his generation. He has written widely on medieval history, and his books include Medieval Civilization (Blackwell, 1990), Intellectuals and the Middle Ages (Blackwell, 1993), and The Medieval World (1997).
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