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The Extract of Various Prophecies

19 April 2018

For the booklet of excerpts from Lichtenberger and Grünpeck and other sources known variously as the Auszug etlicher Prophezeiungen, Extract of Various Prophecies, and (inaccurately)...

A very short review: Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism (1998)

23 June 2017

McGinn, Bernard, John Joseph Collins, and Stephen J. Stein, eds. The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism. 3 vols. New York: Continuum, 1998. ISBN 978-0826412522.9780826412522 9780826412522...

Vanished booklets of the 1560s: a few core samples

21 April 2017

When talking about printing, literature, or anything having to do with medieval and early modern texts, it is easy to overlook something that must not be overlooked: how much of what...

A prognostication for Valentine's Day 1469 from the desk of Hartmann Schedel

7 April 2017

Bettina Wagner's work on letters, notes, and other miscellanea from Hartmann Schedel has uncovered quite a few interesting things, including this cataclysmic prognostication for 1469...