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    DescriptionLast Things Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages Edited by Caroline Walker Bynum and Paul Freedman "Last Things will repay the serious attention of readers concerned with any aspect of medieval religion."--Speculum 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. Caroline Walker Bynum is Professor of Medieval History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200-1336, Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women, and Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond, winner of the Award for Excellence in the Historical Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion. Paul Freedman is Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of various articles and books, including Images of the Medieval Peasant and The Origins of Peasant Servitude in Medieval Catalonia. The Middle Ages Series 1999 | 376 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 17 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-1702-5 | Paper | $29.95s | GBP19.5 0 World Rights | History, Religion Short copy: Eleven essays that focus on the competing eschatologies of the Middle Ages.


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    Title
    Last Things
    Subtitle
    Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Caroline Walker Bynum, Edited by Paul H. Freedman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 374
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812217025
    ISBN 10: 0812217020
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25550
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, SOC036000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REL067060
    BIC subject category V2: 3H
    DC22: 236/.09/02
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BT819.5 .L37 2000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 236.0902
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 236.0902
    LC classification: 99034223
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG, NHB, JHBZ
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Imprint name
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Pennsylvania
    Author Information
    Caroline Walker Bynum is Professor of Medieval History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200-1336, Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women, and Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond, winner of the Award for Excellence in the Historical Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion. Paul Freedman is Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of various articles and books, including Images of the Medieval Peasant and The Origins of Peasant Servitude in Medieval Catalonia.
    Review quote
    "Last Things will repay the serious attention of readers concerned with any aspect of medieval religion."-Speculum
    Table of contents
    Contributors: Clifford R. Backman Peter Brown E. Randolph Daniel Manuele Gragnolati Anna Harrison Benjamin Hudson Jacqueline E. Jung Claudia Rattazzi Papka Laura A. Smoller Harvey Stahl Carole Straw