By Norman Cohn
This attention-grabbing e-book explores the millenarianism that flourished in western Europe among the 11th and 16th centuries. overlaying the total diversity of progressive and anarchic sects and hobbies in medieval Europe, Cohn demonstrates how prophecies of a last fight among the hosts of Christ and Antichrist melded with the rootless poor's wish to increase their very own fabric stipulations, leading to a flourishing of millenarian fantasies. the single total examine of medieval millenarian activities, The Pursuit of the Millennium deals an outstanding interpretation of ways, repeatedly, in events of hysteria and unrest, conventional ideals come to function cars for social aspirations and animosities.
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The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages by Norman Cohn