In this brillant meditation on conceptions of history, Le Goff traces the evolution of the historian's craft. Examining real and imagined oppositions between past and present, ancient and modern, oral and written history, History and Memory reveals the strands of continuity that have characterized historiography from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Europe.
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Jaques Le Goff is the Director of Studies and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Among his other books are Time, Work, and Culture in the Middle Ages and Constructing the Past: Essays in Historical Methodology.