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Visions of the end : apocalyptic traditions in the Middle Ages

Author: Bernard McGinn
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1979.
Series: Records of civilization, sources and studies, no. 96.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From millenarists to Antichrist hunters, from the Sibyls to the Hussites, Visions of the End is a monumental compendium spanning the literature of the Christian apocalyptic tradition from the period  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Apocalyptic literature
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard McGinn
ISBN: 0231045948 9780231045940
OCLC Number: 4804709
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xvii, 377 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The tiburtine sibyl --
Antichrist in the fifth century --
The legend of Alexander --
Pseudo-Ephraem --
Gregory the great --
Byzantine apocalyptic --
Pseudo-Methodius --
Beatus of Liébana --
Muspilli --
Adso's Letter on the Antichrist --
Apocalyptic and non-apocalyptic themes of the eleventh century --
Apocalypticism and the great reform --
Gerhoh of Reichersberg --
The ages of the church --
Imperial apocalyptic --
The erythraean sibyl --
Joachim of Fiore --
Moslems, Mongols, and the last days --
The Joachite movement before 1260 --
Frederick II vs. the papacy --
Merlin, the British seer --
The angelic pope --
Bonaventure's apocalyptic theology of history --
The Franciscan spirituals --
Arnald of Villanova --
Fra Dolcino and the apostolic brethren --
John of Rupescissa --
The Fraticelli --
Rome and Avignon during the captivity --
Political prophecies : French versus German imperial legends --
Apocalypticism, the great schism, and the conciliar movement --
The Hussite movement --
Germany on the eve of the reformation --
Savonarola and late medieval Italian apocalypticism --
Christopher Columbus.
Series Title: Records of civilization, sources and studies, no. 96.
Responsibility: Bernard McGinn.

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