The Pursuit of the Millennium
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The Pursuit of the Millennium : Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages

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The Middle Ages inherited from antiquity a tradition of prophecy and gave it new life. This tradition foretold a millennium in which humanity would enjoy a new paradise on earth, free from suffering and sin. This is the story of those millenarian fanaticisms, and points to their persistence in the modern era.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 134.6 x 200.7 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 8pp halftones
  • 0195004566
  • 9780195004564
  • 663,348

About Norman Cohn

Norman Cohn held the Astor-Wolfson Chair at the University of Sussex until his retirement in 1980. He is the author of Warrant for Genocide, for which he received the Anisfield Wolf Award in Race Relations.show more

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This fascinating book explores the millenarianism that flourished in Western Europe between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries.show more

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compelling and original Bettany Hughes The Timesshow more