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The Rhetoric of Catastrophe in Eleventh Century Ireland: The Case of The Second Vision of Adomn?n
Volmering, Nicole
In this article I discuss the intersection between apocalyptic thought and rhetoric in literature, apocalyptic anxiety as an occurrence in society, and the link to catastrophe and catastrophic events. I seek to differentiate between apocalyptic movements and acts of social unrest reacting to outside phenomena and argue that the panic recorded in the annals of 1096 was the latter rather than a true apocalyptic movement.
Keyword(s): Research Subject CategoriesHUMANITIES and RELIGION; Apocalypticism; Medieval Ireland; Making Ireland; Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures; Cultural history of religion; Late Medieval Ireland, 1166-1534; MEDIEVAL ECCLESIASTICAL LITERATURE; Medieval History; Medieval Irish; Medieval Irish literature; Medieval Studies; Religion and Rhetoric; medieval literature
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Nicole Volmering, 'The Rhetoric of Catastrophe in Eleventh Century Ireland: The Case of The Second Vision of Adomn?n', Brepols, 2015
Publisher(s): Brepols
Alternative Title(s): 20th Annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference
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