IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 723: Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Reform, III

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organisers:Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
James Palmer, School of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:James Palmer, School of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 723-aApocalypse, Reform, and the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 723-bAgainst the Silence: Problems of Reform Eschatology in Medieval Christian Thought
(Language: English)
Jehangir Yezdi Malegam, Department of History, Duke University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 723-cApocalypticism and the Rhetoric of Reform in Italy around the Year 1000
(Language: English)
Levi Roach, Department of History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life
Abstract

Medieval communities were energised to reform and remain watchful by bodies of thought which encouraged anticipation of judgement. These international sessions bring together scholars working on eschatology, apocalypse, and prophecy in the early Middle Ages to develop new paradigms for understanding the relationship between judgement and reform. Session III reassess the apocalyptic and reforming moods during the famously controversial period from the ‘Apocalyptic Year 1000’ to the dawn of the Crusades.