In this important collection of primary sources, Laborie and Hessayon bring together a huge range of vital sources for the study of prophecy in the early modern world. This meticulously edited 3-volume set includes rare material and fascinating manuscripts published in English for the first time. Volumes are organised geographically, each with its own introduction by a world-renowned expert. Together with their respective contributors, they show how prophecies circulated widely throughout this period at all levels of society. Indeed, they often emerged in times of crisis and were delivered as warnings as well as signals of hope. Moreover, they were constantly adapted and translated to suit ever changing contexts – including those for which they had not been originally intended.
Contributors include: Viktoria Franke, Monika Frohnapfel, William Gibson, Mayte Green, Marios Hatzopoulos, Jacqueline Hermann, Ariel Hessayon, Warren Johnston, Lionel Laborie, Adelisa Malena, Andreas Pečar, Martin Pjecha, Michael Riordan, Luís Filipe Silvério Lima, Damien Tricoire, Leslie Tuttle, and Kristine Wirts.
Lionel Laborie, Ph.D. (2011), is Assistant Professor in Early Modern History at Leiden University. His research focuses on early modern dissenters and transnational networks. He is the author of
Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and Religious Experience in Early Eighteenth-Century England (MUP 2015).
Ariel Hessayon, Ph.D. (1996), is a Reader in the Department of History at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has published extensively on a variety of early modern topics. His next book is on the reception of Jacob Boehme in the English-speaking world.
VOLUME ONE: Continental Europe Acknowledgements Abbreviations Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Reformations, Prophecy and Eschatology Andreas Pečar and Damien Tricoire
Hussite Eschatological Texts (1412–1421): Background and Introduction Martin Pjecha
Jacques Massard: Prophecy and the Harmony of Knowledge Kristine Wirts and Leslie Tuttle
Friedrich Breckling’s Paulus Redivivus (1688) and Catalogus Haereticorum (c. 1697–1703) Viktoria Franke
Huguenot Prophecies in Eighteenth-Century France Lionel Laborie
VOLUME TWO: The Mediterranean World Abbreviations Notes on Contributors
Mediterranean Apocalypticism: An Introduction Mayte Green-Mercado
Sebastianism: A Portuguese Prophecy Jacqueline Hermann
“Hopes of Portugal” by Antonio Vieira: 17th-Century Portuguese America, a Luso-Brazilian Fifth Empire and Prophetical Views of History Luís Filipe Silvério Lima
Prophecies in Early Modern Spain: Deceit, Scandals, and the Spanish Inquisition Monika Frohnapfel-Leis
The So-Called Italian Quietism: Siena in the 1680s Adelisa Malena
Saints in Revolt: The Anti-Ottoman “Vision of kyr Daniel” Marios Hatzopoulos
VOLUME THREE: The British Isles Abbreviations Notes on Contributors
Millenarianism and Prophecy in Eighteenth-Century Britain William Gibson
Jane Lead and the Philadelphians Ariel Hessayon
The French Prophets and the Scottish Mystics: Prophecies and Letters Michael B. Riordan
Thanksgiving and the Apocalypse: Two Eighteenth-Century Sermons Warren Johnston
All interested in prophetic literature, but more generally in the history of religion and politics in the early modern period. Keywords are prophecy, millenarianism, apocalypse, revelation, mysticism, Bible, dissent, heresy, Reformation, history, religion, Europe, 1400-1800.