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Author Kneupper, Frances Courtney, author

Title The empire at the end of time : identity and reform in late medieval German prophecy / Frances Courtney Kneupper
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Summary Even within the sensational genre of eschatological prophecy, the prophecies of the late medieval Empire stand out as strikingly bitter and violent texts. They foresee the savage chastisement of the clergy, the murder of clerics, and the forceful restructuring of the Church. But they also infuse the apocalyptic narrative with explicitly German elements. German speakers are frequently cast as the agents of these stirring events, in which the clergy suffer tribulations and the Church hierarchy is torn down. Thus the central argument of this book is that popular German prophecies encouraged a vision of members of the Empire as the ordained reformers of Christendom at the end of time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 18, 2016)
Subject Eschatology -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Nationalism -- Germany -- History.
Group identity -- Germany -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190279387 (ebook)