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This paintings swimming pools the main well-known items of artwork encouraged by means of the Apocalypse, equivalent to the Apocalypse material from the cathedral of Angers, the carved tympanum of the Autun cathedral, and the fresco in Albi cathedral.

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But the Kingdom of God would continue for a thousand more years before the rise of Satan. Last Judgement (tympanum), Bourges Cathedral c. 1270 Sculpture Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges, Bourges 40 41 St Gregory, Bishop of Tours (573), the first historian of the Franks, began his history as follows: As I am about to relate the wars of the kings with hostile nations, I feel impelled to declare my belief. The terror with which men await the end of the world decides me to chronicle the years already passed, Last Judgement, Christ Enthroned c.

1270 Illumination University of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Oxford 32 33 There was every indication that the end of the world was at hand. Nothing was wanting. The Apocalypse announced that Jesus would descend on a throne of clouds and the martyrs would rise first. The Angel of Mercy would await God’s command. But a calm followed the storm. The terrible Jewish war came to an end; Nero fell before The Dragon, Who is Satan, Comes Forth Again Illustration from “The Douce Apocalypse”, c. 1270 Illumination University of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Oxford 34 35 Galba; under Vespasian and Titus, peace, in the year 71 CE succeeded war, and – the end of the world still did not come to pass.

Once more, it became necessary to reinterpret the words of the evangelists. The coming of Christ was put off until after the fall of the Roman Empire, and thus considerable margin was given to the commentator. A firm belief in a final and even an The Infernal Chaos around Satan Atributted to Coppo di Marcovaldo, c. 1270 Mosaic Battistero di San Giovanni, Florence 36 37 imminent catastrophe persisted, but it was embedded in vague terms, which robbed the spirit as well as the letter of the prophecy of all precision.

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