Last Things Paperback

Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages

by Bynum, Caroline Walker;

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Last Things

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When the medievals spoke of "last things" they were sometimes referring to events, such as the millennium or the appearance of the Antichrist, that would come to all of humanity or at the end of time. But they also meant the last things that would come to each individual separately - not just the place, Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory, to which their souls would go but also the accounting, the calling to reckoning, that would come at the end of life. At different periods in the Middle Ages one or the other of these sorts of "last things" tended to be dominant, but both coexisted throughout.In "Last Things", Caroline Walker Bynum and Paul Freedman bring together eleven essays that focus on the competing eschatologies of the Middle Ages and on the ways in which they expose different sensibilities, different theories of the human person, and very different understandings of the body, of time, of the end. Exploring such themes as the significance of dying and the afterlife, apocalyptic time, and the eschatological imagination, each essay in the volume enriches our understanding of the eschatological awarenesses of the European Middle Ages.

Last Things was published by University of Pennsylvania Press in October 1999 and is our 48029th best seller. The ISBN for Last Things is 9780812217025.

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Details for Last Things

Page last updated 10th August 2016
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press (October 1999)
Number of Pages374
Thickness21 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1160920
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