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The New Middle Ages

The End of the World in Medieval Thought and Spirituality

Editors: Knibbs, Eric, Boon, Jessica A., Gelser, Erica (Eds.)

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  • Discusses medieval thought about the Apocalypse through literature, law, religion and spirituality, art, and philosophy
  • Presents diverse and original approaches, including an exploration of apocalyptic themes in early modern English poetry
  • Considers the role of fear of the end of the world in religious and literary texts
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This essay collection studies the Apocalypse and the end of the world, as these themes occupied the minds of biblical scholars, theologians, and ordinary people in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Early Modernity. It opens with an innovative series of studies on “Gendering the Apocalypse,” devoted to the texts and contexts of the apocalyptic through the lens of gender. A second section of essays studies the more traditional problem of “Apocalyptic Theory and Exegesis,” with a focus on authors such as Augustine of Hippo and Joachim of Fiore. A final series of essays extends the thematic scope to “The Eschaton in Political, Liturgical, and Literary Contexts.” In these essays, scholars of history, theology, and literature create a dialogue that considers how fear of the end of the world, among the most pervasive emotions in human experience, underlies a great part of Western cultural production.


About the authors

Eric Knibbs is a researcher at the Monumenta Germaniae Historica in Munich, Germany, and studies legal history, with special focus on the early medieval canonical tradition and the False Decretals of Pseudo-Isidore.

Jessica A. Boon is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, USA, specializing in premodern Spanish mysticism and theories of embodiment. She has published The Mystical Science of the Soul: Medieval Cognition in Bernardino de Laredo’s Recollection Method (2012) and numerous articles on Castilian visionaries.

Erica Gelser is an independent scholar, USA, who specializes in devotional movements and the history of Christian thought, particularly with respect to later medieval Germany.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 84,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14964-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The End of the World in Medieval Thought and Spirituality
Editors
  • Eric Knibbs
  • Jessica A. Boon
  • Erica Gelser
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14965-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14965-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14964-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 380
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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