Joachim of Fiore and the Influence of Inspiration. Essays in Memory of Marjorie E. Reeves (1905-2003) is a title that is deliberately reminiscent of the title of Marjorie Reeves' opus magnum: her book 'The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages' has been fundamental in the field of Joachimist studies from its publication in 1969 right up until today. The present volume is inspired both by Joachim of Fiore's lasting influence, which can be found in many places from the early thirteenth century until postmodern times, and by Marjorie Reeves's unsurpassed scholarly achievements and her inspiring personality. British, Continental and American scholars of several generations, from different academic disciplines, follow the paths she has opened, try to answer questions she was the first to ask, offer new insights and new texts in state of the art editions, immersing themselves deeply into materials Marjorie Reeves had provided us with in the field of Joachimism and the influence of prophecy. The volume is divided into three parts. In the first, the studies shed new light on different aspects of Joachim of Fiore's life and work. The second and third parts are dedicated to Joachim's afterlife -- with the contemporary and late medieval reception of Joachim's thought in the Iberian Peninsula, England, and Provence, and then on on Joachim's Wirkungsgeschichte in early modern England and Germany.
Contents: Preface; In memory of Marjorie E. Reeves, Bernard McGinn; Part I
Perspectives on Joachim of Fiore's Life and Works: Joachim's unnoticed pattern
of history: the second Diffinitio, E. Randolpf Daniel; Joachim of Fiore and the
12th-century papacy, Bernard McGinn; Joachim of Fiore and the theology of the
New Testament, Christopher Rowland; Joachim of Fiore as political thinker,
Matthias Riedl; Prophecy and exegesis in the Visio attributed to Joachim of
Fiore, John V. Fleming. Part II Joachim of Fiore's Influence in the Later Middle
Ages: Teste David cum Sybilla: the Tiburtine Sybil at the court of Sancho el
Fuerte, Fabio Troncarelli; Joachim or Joachimist? The short excerpt version of
the Psalterium decem chordarum in context, Julia Eva Wannenmacher; A pope
without successor. Ralph of Coggeshall, Ralph Niger, Robert of Auxerre and the
early reception of Joachim of Fiore's ideas in England, Christopher Egger. Part
III Joachim of Fiore's Influence in Early Modern England: English Joachimism and
its codicological context: a list of Joachite manuscripts of English origin or
provenance before 1600, Kathryn Kerby-Fulton; Joachim of Fiore through Johannes
Wolff: a visit to the archives of Joachism in the Lectiones memorabiles (1600),
Sabine Schmolinsky; De Oraculis Gentilium (1673) and the Sibilla Erithea
Babilonica: pseudo-Joachimite prophecy in a new intellectual context, Anke
Holdenried; Selected bibliography of Marjorie Reeves's writings on Joachim of
Fiore and Joachism, Julia Eva Wannenmacher; Indexes.
Dr Julia Eva Wannenmacher has been working for the critical edition of the Opera omnia of Joachim of Fiore since 1994. Her Ph.D. thesis (2002) dealt with Joachim's conception of history and apocalypticism in his treatise De septem sigillis. In 2012 she was Visiting Fellow at the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities 'Fate, Freedom and Prognostication' at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where she prepared the edition of the pseudo-joachite text Super Ieremiam. She also teaches Medieval History at the Humboldt-University of Berlin.