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Joachim of Fiore and the Myth of the Eternal Evangel in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries [Hardcover]

By Warwick Gould (Author) & Marjorie Reeves (Author)
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In the twelfth century Joachim of Fiore (c.1132-1202) developed a powerful and original theology of history. In the twentieth century, particularly after the Second World War, much interest was focused on the influence of his ideas, with the result that large and sometimes exaggerated claims were made for his impact on nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought. The first version of this book (Clarendon Press, 1987) sought to distinguish between the precise, documented evidence of Joachim's influence in the modern period and the vaguer assertions which had appeared in histories of ideas. A surprising, and until now virtually unchronicled, story emerged. French romantic visionaries, English literary writers, fin de siecle figures dabbling in the occult, a Czech poet involved in resurgent nationalism - all, to a greater or lesser degree, had taken this medieval abbot as a prophet of the new religion of humanity' which they had sought. The Eternal Evangel' (the radical form of Joachim's doctrine) was evidently a symbol of the new spirit' of the future for such figures as Michelet, Quinet, Leroux, Sand, Mazzini, Renan, Matthew Arnold, George Eliot, Pater, Huysmans, W. B. Yeats, and V

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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages   448
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.66" Width: 5.67" Height: 1.26"
Weight:   1.68 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 14, 2002
Publisher   Oxford University Press
Edition  Rev and Enl  
ISBN  0199242305  
ISBN13  9780199242306  


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More About Warwick Gould & Marjorie Reeves


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Warwick Gould is Reader in English Literature at the University of London. John Kelly is a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, and General Editor of the Yeats Letters series. Deirdre Toomey is Research Editor of the Yeats Annual.


Warwick Gould has an academic affiliation as follows - University of London Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London Un.

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