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

Norman Cohn

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The Middle Ages inherited from Antiquity a tradition of prophesy and gave it fresh and exuberant life. This tradition foretold a Millennium in which humanity would enjoy a new Paradise on earth, free of suffering and sin - a Kingdom of the Saints. Generation after generation was intermittently seized by a tense expectation of some sudden, miraculous event in which the world would be utterly transformed. Often these expectations became enmeshed with social unrest and movements arose which sent tremors through the massive structure of medieval society. Drawing on a huge variety of contemporary sources, this unique and compelling book tells the story of those Millenarian fanaticisms of the Middle Ages and points to their persistence in the modern world.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1993 Forfatter Norman Cohn
Forlag
PIMLICO
ISBN 9780712656641
Antall sider 432 Dimensjoner 13,6cm x 21,5cm x 3,1cm
Vekt 457 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, History of ideas, Christian theology, Church history, Christian & quasi-Christian cults & sects

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