In the conclusion, the author considers the relationship of late medieval German prophecies to sixteenth-century events. In particular, she considers the relationship of the prophecies to the Reformation and the German Peasant’s War. She asserts that, while a relationship exists between prophecies and these later events, the creators and consumers of the prophecies were envisioning a quite different kind of reform from what actually occurred. At the same time, she concludes that the sense that the world was ending was in some ways accurate: in the Late Middle Ages old institutions and systems of thought were transforming, as was the media in which ideas were conveyed.
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