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Title Prophecy, alchemy, and the end of time : John of Rupescissa in the late Middle Ages / Leah DeVun.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2009]

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 255 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-243) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Subject Johannes, de Rupescissa, approximately 1300-approximately 1365.
Johannes, de Rupescissa, approximately 1300-approximately 1365.
Johannes, de Rupescissa, ca. 1300-ca. 1365.
Alchemy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- To 1500.
Religion and science -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Pharmacology -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism.
Europe.
Religion and Science.
Alchemy.
History, Medieval.
To 1500
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The Proving of Christendom; 3. John of Rupescissa's Vision of the End; 4. Alchemy in Theory and Practice; 5. Artists and the Art; 6. Metaphor and Alchemy; 7. The End of Nature; 8. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary 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. Deemed insane by the Christian church, Rupescissa had spent more than a decade confined to prisons & mdash;in one case wrapped in chains and locked under a staircase & mdash;yet ill treatment could 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 wo.
Other Title Print version: DeVun, Leah. Prophecy, alchemy, and the end of time. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009 9780231145381