The History of the Future and its Uses: Prophecy, Policy and Propaganda (with Postscript)

  title={The History of the Future and its Uses: Prophecy, Policy and Propaganda (with Postscript)},
  author={Paul Magdalino},

The Last Emperor in the Primary Chronicle of Kiev

The Primary Chronicle of Kiev was largely influenced by the popular apocalypse known as the Revelation of Pseudo-Methodius. Embracing an historical view of the Revelation, the later chronicler

The Roman Context of Early Islam

Abstract The article tries to contribute to a more concrete embedding of early Islam into the context of late antique, in particular late Roman history. It takes its starting point in a description

The Four Kingdoms of Daniel in the Early Mediaeval Apocalyptic Tradition

  • L. Ditommaso
  • History
    Four Kingdom Motifs before and beyond the Book of Daniel
  • 2020
The four kingdom schema is a historiographic framework that divides the last phase of human history into four periods, each period ruled in turn by a dominant power or world-empire. Although it

Volatile Images: The Empty Throne and its Place in the Byzantine Last Judgment Iconography

Eschatological concepts entered the realm of the visual arts of Byzantium and the medieval West surprisingly late. It is not until the middle Byzantine period that we encounter images that depict the

The History of Ibn Ḥabīb: al-Andalus in the Last Days

The Andalusi scholar ʿAbd al-Malik b. Ḥabīb (d. 853) was remembered as a legal scholar whose judgements were cited until recent times, but he was active in several other fields. A work of universal

The Cognitive Phenomenology of Doors in the Book of Revelation: A Spatial Analysis

Following Rowland’s and Foucault’s respective observations that apocalypses are not necessarily temporal, and that historical analyses have diverted attention unduly from spatial phenomena, this

Adversus Iudaeos in the Sermon Written by Theodore Syncellus on the Avar Siege of AD 626

A sermon attributed to Theodore Syncellus (Theodoros Synkellos) is considered as one of the basic sources for the study of the Avar siege of Constantinople in AD 626. Therefore, the most historians

The ‘Justinianic Plague’: the economic consequences of the pandemic in the eastern Roman empire and its cultural and religious effects

Taking as his starting point recent debates over the significance of the ‘Justinianic Plague’ to enquiries into the transition from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages, the author aims to

Medical diseases and obesity in major depressive disorder

The Sasanids’ sieges of Roman cities and the Great King’s kindliness presented in literary sources and the Khwadaynamag tradition are presented.