The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages

The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages


This groundbreaking examine finds the particular influence of apocalyptic principles approximately time, evil and tool on church and society within the Latin West, c.400-c.1050. Drawing on proof from past due antiquity, the Frankish kingdoms, Anglo-Saxon England, Spain and Byzantium and sociological versions, James Palmer indicates that apocalyptic suggestion was once a extra strong a part of mainstream political ideologies and spiritual reform than many historians think. relocating past the traditional 'Terrors of the yr 1000', The Apocalypse within the Early center a long time opens up broader views on heresy, the Antichrist and final international Emperor legends, chronography, and the connection among eschatology and apocalypticism. within the strategy, it deals reassessments of the worlds of Augustine, Gregory of excursions, Bede, Charlemagne and the Ottonians, offering a wide-ranging and updated survey of medieval apocalyptic inspiration. this is often the 1st full-length English-language remedy of a basic and debatable a part of medieval faith and society.

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