Jacques Le Goff
(1 Jan 1924 - 1 Apr 2014)
French historian who was one of the most influential medieval scholars of the the European Middle Ages. The texts he wrote focused on often neglected aspects of this period, with important consideration of anthropology and sociology.
Science Quotes by Jacques Le Goff (1 quote)
Those who suggest that the dark ages were a time of violence and superstition would do well to remember the appalling cruelties of our own time, truly without parallel in past ages, as well as the fact that the witch-hunts were not strictly speaking a medieval phenomenon but belong rather to the so-called Renaissance.
— Jacques Le Goff
From Interview (2003) on the Exhibition, 'Il Medioevo Europeo di Jacques le Goff' (The European Middle Ages by Jacques Le Goff), at Parma, Italy (27 Sep 200311 Jan 2004). Published among web pages about the Exhibition, that were on the website of the Province of Parma.