Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages

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Columbia University Press, 1998 - 390 pages

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 A.D. 400 to 1500, masterfully selected and complete with a comprehensive introduction and new preface.

 

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Table des matières

Introduction
i
AD 4001200
7
Introduction
9
1 The Tiburtine Sibyl
13
2 Antichrist in the Fifth Century
21
3 The Legend of Alexander
26
4 PseudoEphraem
30
5 Gregory the Great
32
19 The Joachite Movement before 1260
128
20 Frederick II versus the Papacy
138
21 Merlin the British Seer
150
22 The Angelic Pope
156
23 Bonaventures Apocalyptic Theology of History
166
24 The Franciscan Spirituals
173
25 Arnold of Villanova
192
26 Fra Dolcino and the Apostolic Brethren
196

6 Byzantine Apocalyptic
36
7 PseudoMethodius
40
8 Beatus of Liebana
47
9 Muspilli
50
10 Adsos Letter on the Antichrist
52
77 Apocalyptic and NonApocalyptic Themes of the Eleventh Century
58
12 Apocalypticism and the Great Reform
64
13 Gerhoh of Reichersberg
73
14 The Ages of the Church
78
75 Imperial Apocalyptic
87
16 The Erythraean Sibyl
92
17 Joachim of Fiore
96
AD 12001500
113
Introduction
115
18 Moslems Mongols and the Last Days
119
27 John of Rupescissa
200
28 The Fraticelli
204
29 Rome and Avignon during the Captivity
209
French versus German Imperial Legends
216
31 Apocalypticism the Great Schism and the Conciliar Movement
223
32 The Hussite Movement
229
33 Germany on the Eve of the Reformation
240
34 Savonarola and Late Medieval Italian Apocalypticism
247
35 Christopher Columbus
254
Notes
257
Bibliography
317
New Bibliography of Secondary Sources
334
Name Index
347
Subject Index
353
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Bernard McGinn is Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor of Historical Theology and History of Christianity at the University of Chicago.

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