The Apocalypse in medieval French verse
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The Apocalypse in medieval French verse by Brent A.(Brent Alan) Pitts

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Published in Terre Haute, IN .
Written in English


  • Bible. -- N.T. -- Revelation.,
  • Bible -- In literature.,
  • French poetry -- To 1500.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsBS2824.F7 P58
The Physical Object
Pagination287 leaves.
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15457960M

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The Cloisters Apocalypse. ca. French. On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery The Apocalypse, or Book of Revelation, was, according to European medieval tradition, written by John the Evangelist during his exile on the Greek island of Patmos. The opening chapters recount God’s instructions to the bishops of the seven churches in Asia Minor.   The book is divided into three the first part, six scholars of medieval history and thought detail the development of interpretations of the Book of Revelation from the earliest work of Tyconius and Augustine to the Franciscan and Dominican explanations of the later Middle Ages/5(4).   Among Gothic Apocalypses is the Corpus Christi Apocalypse, a lavishly illuminated manuscript made in London and preserved in the Parker Library since The codex was made between and for Henry de Cobham, a dignitary at the English is illuminated with more than miniatures embellished with gold and silver and interspersed throughout the text. 1 Review. This richly interdisciplinary collection of seventeen essays by an impressive array of medievalists offers an overview of the influence of the Apocalypse on the shaping of the Christian 3/5(1).

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a large medieval set of tapestries commissioned by Louis I, the Duke of Anjou, and woven in Paris between and It depicts the story of the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelation by Saint John the Divine in colourful images, spread over six tapestries that originally totalled 90 scenes, and were about six metres high, and metres long in total. Commentary on the Apocalypse (Commentaria In Apocalypsin) is a book written in the eighth century by the Spanish monk and theologian Beatus of Liébana (–) and copied and illustrated in manuscript in works called "Beati" during the 10th and 11th Centuries a.d. It is a commentary on the New Testament Apocalypse of John or Book of also refers to any manuscript copy of this. Long before Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Hollywood's version of the Middle Ages had sometimes been laughable. Who can resist chuckling at The Black Knight (), in which Arthurian warriors ride across a plain complete with telephone poles in the background? Or The Black Shield of Falworth (), in which Tony Curtis-in his best medieval Bronx accent-utters the immortal line, "Yonda is.   In the meantime, accusing one’s enemies of being secretly the Beast of the Apocalypse or the Antichrist was a pastime in which many, including popes and emperors, indulged. There have been long-running debates among historians over the question of how pressing apocalyptic expectation was for medieval people.

This book offers a fascinating exploration of the concept of the apocalypse in early medieval Europe. Calling upon a wealth of archival evidence ranging from the late antiquity to the first millennium, it surveys the role of religious ideas and apocalyptic thought in shaping medieval society in Western s: 2. Medieval and modern versions: Dutch, French, and German Dutch versions. Until the Reformation, Dutch Bible translations were largely free adaptations, paraphrases, or rhymed verse renderings of single books or parts thereof.A popular religious revival at the end of the 12th century accelerated the demand for vernacular Scriptures, and one of the earliest extant examples is the Liège. The Las Huelgas Apocalypse is the largest and latest () of a five-hundred-year series of medieval illuminated commentaries on the Apocalypse by the monk Beatus of Liébana. The series is considered Spain's most important contribution to medieval manuscript illumination. The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, published by Harvard University Press, is a facing-page translation series designed to make written achievements of medieval and Byzantine culture available to both scholars and general readers in the English-speaking world. The series commences with a focus on Byzantine Greek, Medieval Latin, and Old English, and will add additional languages in the future.