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Nebuchadnezzar's Dream: The Crusades, Apocalyptic Prophecy, and the End of History

Jay Rubenstein
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Language
English
ISBN
9780190274207, 0190274204
Summary
"In 1099, the soldiers of the First Crusade, summoned by the Pope and gathered from throughout Christendom, took Jerusalem. As the news of this victory spread throughout Medieval Europe, it felt nothing less than miraculous and dream-like, to such an extent that many believed history itself had been fundamentally altered by the event and that the Rapture was at hand. As a result of military conquest, Christians could see themselves as agents of rather than mere actors in their own salvation. The capture of Jerusalem changed everything. In Nebuchadnezzar's Dream, Jay Rubenstein maps out the steps by which the social, political, economic, and intellectual shifts occurred throughout the 12th century, drawing on those who guided and explained them. The Crusades raised the possibility of imagining the Apocalypse as more than prophecy but actual event. Rubenstein examines how those who confronted the conflict between prophecy and reality transformed the meaning and memory of the Crusades as well as their place in history"--
Contents
  • Nebuchadnezzar's dream, 600 B.C.E
  • Nebuchadnezzar's dream, 1106 C.E
  • Building blocks for the apocalypse
  • The oncoming madness of antichrist
  • Sacred geography
  • Crusaders behaving badly
  • Troubling news from the east
  • The Second Crusade's miraculous failure
  • Translatio imperii : leaving Jerusalem
  • Apocalypse begins at home
  • Jerusalem lost
  • The crusade of Joachim of Fiore.
Description
xxi, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index.
Technical Details
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