TitleApocalypse Now: Medieval Millennialism across Time and Cultures, I
Date/TimeMonday 7 July 2014: 14.15-15.45
SponsorInstitut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
OrganiserDelfi I. Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història i Arqueologia, Universitat de Barcelona
Moderator/ChairJustine Trombley, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 237-a When Otherness Becomes a Way to God: Millennialism in the Empire at the Encounter of Christianity and Islam
(Language: English)
Laia Sallés, Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index Terms: Crusades; Ecclesiastical History; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Mentalities
Paper 237-b An Apocalypse of One's Own: A Transcultural Approach to the Terminally Ill in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Clara Jáuregui, Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona
Index Terms: Daily Life; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Medicine; Mentalities
AbstractThe concern about the end of all time is deeply rooted in our psyche. Within the Jewish-Christian framework, God created the world and, with it, time, which, eventually, will come to an end. In medieval Europe, this belief was shared by the three great religions, which surrounded the 'last days' with specific textual corpora, traditions, and myths. The aim of our two sessions is to explore the intricacies of such models from a comparative perspective that takes into account their evolution in time as well as their influence on the daily life and perceptions of Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike.