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Beyond Joachim of Fiore: Pietro Galatino's Commentaria in Apocalypsim

From: Franciscan Studies
Volume 55, 1998
pp. 137-167 | 10.1353/frc.1998.0035

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Footnotes

1. This paper is drawn from my doctoral thesis, Millenarian Thought in Renaissance Rome with special reference to Pietro Galatino and Egidio da Viterbo (Bristol, 1996) supervised by Dr A. V. Antonovics and funded by the British Academy, the British School at Rome, the University of Bristol and the Leverhulme Trust. Thanks are also due to Dr. Roger Middleton for reading an earlier draft of this paper.

2. M. Reeves (ed.), Prophetic Rome in the High Renaissance Period (Oxford, 1992). See also G. Podestà, ed., Il Profetismo gioachimita tra Quattrocento e Cinquecento (Genoa, 1991).

3. Important exceptions are R. Lerner, "Refreshment of the saints: the time after the antichrist as a station for earthly progress in medieval thought," Traditio 32 (1976): 97-144; and B. McGinn, "Influence and importance in evaluating Joachim of Fiore," in Il Profetismo gioachimita, 15-36. Reeves has refined and defended her ideas in "The originality and influence of Joachim of Fiore," Traditio 36 (1980): 269-316.

4. On his career see Leftley, Millenarian Thought, 89-97.

5. Reeves, "The originality and influence of Joachim of Fiore," 234-8, 442-7.

6. His findings are given in R. Rusconi, 'Circolazione di testi profetici tra '400 e '500: La figura di Pietro Galatino', in Il Profetismo Gioachimita, 379-97; and '"Ex quodam antiquissimo libello": la tradizione manoscritta delle profezie nell'Italia tardomedievale dalle collezioni profetiche alle prime edizioni a stampa', in Verbeke et al. (eds), The Use and Abuse of Eschatology in the Middle Ages (Leuven, 1988) 441-72.

7. Vat. Lat. 5568-9; Vat. Lat. 5576; and Vat. Lat. 5575.

8. Vat. Lat. 5567, 2r; Vat. Lat. 5580, 6r-v.

9. For example, Vat. Lat. 5580, 14r.

10. Vat. Lat. 5579, 51r, 63v; Vat. Lat. 5576, 68v, 194r, 260v; Vat. Lat. 5568, 27r, 47v.

11. On a number of occasions, he criticised Erasmus' translations: Vat. Lat. 5567, 311r, 326r.

12. Vat. Lat. 5581, 1v; Vat. Lat. 6046, 2r; Vat. Lat. 5567, 12v-13r.

13. Vat. Lat. 5567 and Vat. Lat. 6046.

14. Vat. Lat. 6046, 1v.

15. Vat. Lat. 5567, 1v: "nemo tamen eorum, quos hactenus in illum scripsisse contigit, verum ac proprium eius intellectum (meo quidem iudicio) attingere potuit...In sexto tamen ecclesiae tempore, cuius initium iam tenemus, sunt eiusdem libri arcana omnia clarissime revelanda."

16. E. A. Matter, "The Apocalypse in early medieval exegesis," in R. Emmerson and B. McGinn, The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages (Ithaca and London, 1992) 46-7; and R. Lerner, "The medieval return to the thousand-year Sabbath," in The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages, 54-5.

17. Matter, "The Apocalypse in early medieval exegesis," 48-9, Lerner, "The medieval return to the thousand-year Sabbath," 55-6.

18. Matter, "The medieval return to the thousand-year Sabbath," 49-50.

19. For Joachim's reading of the Apocalypse, see E. R. Daniel, "Joachim of Fiore: patterns of history in the Apocalypse," in The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages, 72-88; and B. McGinn, The Calabrian Abbot Joachim of Fiore in the History of Western Thought (New York and London, 1985) 145-60.

20. Burr, "Mendicant readings of the Apocalypse," in The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages, 91.

21. Burr, 93-5.

22. On Olivi's Apocalypse commentary, see Reeves, "The originality and influence of Joachim of Fiore," 194-201; W. Lewis, Peter John Olivi: Prophet of the Year 2000 (Ph.D.: Tübingen 1972); R. Manselli, La "Lectura super Apocalypsim" di Pietro di Giovanni Olivi: ricerche sull'eschatologismo medioevale (Rome, 1955); P. Vian, 'Dalla gioia dello spirito alla prova della chiesa. Il "tertius generalis status mundi" nella Lectura super Apocalypsim di Pietro di Giovanni Olivi' in A. Crocco (ed.), L'Età dello spirito e la fine dei tempi in Gioacchino da Fiore e nel Gioachimismo medievale. Atti del II Congresso internazionale di Studi Gioachimiti (San Giovanni in Fiore, 1986) 167-215; D. Burr, Olivi's Peaceable Kingdom. A reading of the Apocalypse Commentary (Philadelphia, 1993); and J. J. Döllinger, Beiträge zur Sektensgeschichte des Mittelalters II (Munich, 1890) 527-85.

23. Burr, "Mendicant readings of the Apocalypse," 101-2.

24. Reeves, "The originality and influence of Joachim of Fiore," 176; R. Manselli, "L'Apocalisse e l'interpretazione...



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