The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages

The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages


This groundbreaking learn unearths the certain effect of apocalyptic rules approximately time, evil and gear on church and society within the Latin West, c.400-c.1050. Drawing on facts from past due antiquity, the Frankish kingdoms, Anglo-Saxon England, Spain and Byzantium and sociological versions, James Palmer indicates that apocalyptic proposal used to be a extra robust a part of mainstream political ideologies and spiritual reform than many historians think. relocating past the traditional 'Terrors of the 12 months 1000', The Apocalypse within the Early heart a while opens up broader views on heresy, the Antichrist and final global Emperor legends, chronography, and the connection among eschatology and apocalypticism. within the procedure, it bargains reassessments of the worlds of Augustine, Gregory of excursions, Bede, Charlemagne and the Ottonians, delivering a wide-ranging and updated survey of medieval apocalyptic idea. this is often the 1st full-length English-language therapy of a basic and debatable a part of medieval faith and society.

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The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages