The Mongol Invasions between Epistolography and Prophecy The Case of the Letter "AD Flagellum," C. 1235/36–1338

@article{Grant2018TheMI,
  title={The Mongol Invasions between Epistolography and Prophecy The Case of the Letter "AD Flagellum," C. 1235/36–1338},
  author={Alasdair C. Grant},
  journal={Traditio},
  year={2018},
  volume={73},
  pages={117 - 177}
}
This is a study of an apocalyptic Latin letter (incipit “Ad flagellum humani generis”), surviving in manuscripts from the mid-thirteenth to fourteenth centuries, that describes an apparent aggressive invasion of an ascetic army in the distant East, led by a figure claiming to be Christ and bearing a new volume of scripture. This article offers the first comprehensive study of the letter’s manuscript tradition and presents a new critical edition of the text. It argues that this letter was… CONTINUE READING
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