Even the most recent studies of the Sibylla Tiburtina have embraced the view of the Tiburtina as political prophecy first proposed by its nineteenth-century editor Ernst Sackur. Scholars agree that the Tiburtina’s popularity, as well as its function as propaganda to highlight the role of kings and emperors of Germany in the divine plan, were inextricably entwined with medieval apocalyptic sensibilities, that is, the tendency to expect the final stage of the divine plan – the End – in times of crisis of the present world order.