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Jacques Le Goff, an historian

From the year 1000 to the year 2000... - Series : Research Minds

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  00:16:00  1991  SD 4/3  Color  Sound

A portrait of medieval historian Jacques Le Goff, discussing his various research topics and describing his many activities as researcher, historical adviser, and teacher.In his study of recent events such as the Gulf War, Jacques Le Goff brings out the importance of the past for the present day - for example, the ancient and perpetually recurring question of the just war. He analyzes the relations between towns and society and their development over time, and the similarities in the mentality and beliefs of people today and in the past.

Audiovisual processReel shots. Use of films extracts, archive photographies and a photo-reportage (Corinne Provost)
Interviews (live sound). Music.
PersonnalitiesLE GOFF Jacques



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PublicTeaching ; Large audience
Original Supportvideo Beta SP
Delivery supportBeta SP
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