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The medieval ‘vates’: prophecy, history, and the shaping of sacred authority, 1120-1320

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Belief in prophetic inspiration and the possibility of discerning the future was a cornerstone of medieval conceptions of history and of God’s workings within that history. But prophecy’s significance for the Middle Ages is due as much to the multiplicity of its meanings as to its role as an engine of history. Prophetia was described in terms ranging from prediction and historiography to singing and teaching. This thesis examines the attempts of medieval thinkers to wrestle wit...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Local pid:
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Deposit date:
2013-08-02

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