Art and antichrist in medieval Europe


    • Wright, Rosemary Muir


Art and antichrist in medieval Europe

Manchester University Press, 1995 , Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1995

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-229) and indexes



In this study of medieval iconography, Rosemary Muir Wright looks at the changing image of the Antichrist (and his female counterpart, the Whore of Babylon) through seven centuries. Taking as her starting point the Beatus tradition, Muir Wright draws on many previously unpublished illuminated manuscripts from throughout Europe, to illustrate the way the image of Antichrist was used and how it changed through the centuries in response to changes in the political enviroment. She looks particularly at the propaganda uses it was put to in times of theological and political crises. She finishes her volume with an in-depth discussion of the Whore of Babylon. Heavily illustrated throughout, this study should be equally valuable to student of history, art history and theology.


  • The Beatus tradition
  • the 12th-century encyclopedias
  • the moralized Bibles
  • the Anglo-Norman cycles of the 13th century
  • adventure narrative and pictured reality, the 14th and 15th centuries
  • the Whore of Babylon.

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