Last things : death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages / edited by Caroline Walker Bynum and Paul Freedman.

[2000], ©2000
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Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2000], ©2000.

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viii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


Introduction / Caroline Walker Bynum and Paul freedman.-- Settling scores: eschatology in the Church of the Martyrs / Carole Straw.-- The decline of the empire of God: amnesty, penance, and the afterlife from late antiquity to the middle ages / Peter Brown.-- From Jericho to Jerusalem: the violent transformation of Archbishop Engelbert of Cologne / Jacqueline E. Jung.-- From decay to splendor: body and pain in Bonvesin da la Riva's Book of the three scriptures / Manuele Gragnolati.-- Time is short: the eschatology of the early Gaelic Church / Benjamin Hudson.-- Exodus and exile: Joachim of Fiore's Apocalyptic scenario / E. Randolph Daniel.-- Arnau de Vilanova and the body at the end of the world / Clifford R. Backman.-- Of earthquakes, hail, frogs, and geography: plague and the investigation of the Apocalypse in the later middle ages / Laura A. Smoller.-- Community among the saintly dead: Bernard of Clairvaux's Sermons for the Feast of All Saints / Anna Harrison.-- Heaven in view: the place of the elect in an illuminated book of hours / Harvey Stahl.-- The limits of Apocalypse: eschatology, epistemology, and textuality in the Commedia and Piers plowman / Claudia Rattazzi Papka.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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