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By Norman Cohn

ISBN-10: 0195004566

ISBN-13: 9780195004564

ISBN-10: 1435108485

ISBN-13: 9781435108486

the tip of the millennium has continually held the realm in worry of earthquakes, plague, and the catastrophic destruction of the area. on the sunrise of the twenty first millennium the area remains to be experiencing those anxieties, as obvious by means of the onslaught of fantasies of renewal, doomsday predictions, and New Age prophecies.
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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