The Mystic Fable: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

The Mystic Fable: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Paperback Religion & Postmodernism (Paperback)

By (author) Michel de Certeau, Translated by Michael B. Smith

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  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 16 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0226100375
  • ISBN 13: 9780226100371
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 2 halftones, 7 line drawings, 2 maps
  • Sales rank: 300,552

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The culmination of de Certeau's lifelong engagement with the human sciences, this volume is both an analysis of Christian mysticism during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and an application of this influential scholar's transdisciplinary historiography.

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At the time of his death in 1986, Michel de Certeau was a director of studies at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris. Of his many books, "The Practice of Everyday Life, The Writing of History, " and" Heterologies: Discourse on the Other" are available in English translation.