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Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time John of Rupescissa in the Late Middle Ages

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ISBN-10: 0231145381

ISBN-13: 9780231145381

Edition: 2009

Authors: Leah DeVun

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In the middle of the fourteenth century, the Franciscan friar John of Rupescissa sent a dramatic warning to his followers: the last days were coming; the apocalypse was near. Declared insane by the Christian church, Rupescissa had spent more than a decade confined in a papal prison, wrapped in chains and locked under a staircase in the hopes of a quick and quiet death. Nevertheless, ill treatment did not silence the friar's apocalyptic message.Religious figures who preached the end times were hardly rare in the late Middle Ages, but Rupescissa's teachings were unique. He claimed that knowledge of the natural world, and alchemy in particular, could act as a defense against the plagues and…    
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List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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