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(Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism, 1378-1417.pdf) For almost forty years from to the Western Church was divided into rival camps headed by two and eventually three competing popes The so called Schism provoked a profound and long lasting anxiety throughout Europe an anxiety that reverberated throughout clerical circles and among the ordinary faithful In em Poets Saints and Visionaries of the Great Schism em Renate Blumenfeld Kosinski looks beyond the political and ecclesiastical storm and finds an outpouring of artistic literary and visionary responses to one of the great calamities of the late Middle Ages br br Modern historians have analyzed the Great Schism mostly from the perspective of church politics Blumenfeld Kosinski shifts our attention to several groups that have not before been considered together saintly men and women such as Catherine of Siena Pedro of Aragon Vincent Ferrer and Constance de Rabastens politically aware and committed poets such as Philippe de M zi res and Christine de Pizan and prophets for example the mysterious Telesphorus of Cosenza and the authors of the anonymous Prophecies of the Last Popes Not surprisingly these groups often saw the Schism as an apocalyptic sign of the end times Images abounded of the divided Church as a two headed monster or suffering widow br br A twelfth century prelude looks at the schism of and the role the famous visionaries Hildegard of Bingen and Elisabeth of Sch nau played in this earlier crisis in order to define common threads of mystical activism as well as the profound differences with the later Great Schism em Poets Saints and Visionaries of the Great Schism em will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval and early modern history religious studies and literatureDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism, 1378-1417 books for multiple devices.