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Apocalypses : prophecies, cults, and millennial beliefs through the ages

Author: Eugen Weber
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
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The author presents apocalyptic visions and prophesies from "the ancients of the West and the Orient ... the Jews and earliest Christians ... Asia, Africa, and South America," and shows how these "beliefs inspired Crusades, scientific discoveries, works of art, voyages such as those of Columbus, rebellions, and reforms."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weber, Eugen, 1925-2007.
Apocalypses.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)606310375
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugen Weber
ISBN: 0674040805 9780674040809 0674003950 9780674003958
OCLC Number: 40698666
Description: 294 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Chronologies and Fins de Siecle --
Apocalypses and Millenarianisms --
In Dark and Bloody Times --
Revivalists and Antichrists --
Apocalypse and Science --
Enlightenment? --
Apocalypse in Worldly Times --
Pursuits of the Millennium --
Time's Noblest Offspring --
The Twentieth Century.
Responsibility: Eugen Weber.

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The author presents apocalyptic visions and prophesies from "the ancients of the West and the Orient ... the Jews and earliest Christians ... Asia, Africa, and South America," and shows how these "beliefs inspired Crusades, scientific discoveries, works of art, voyages such as those of Columbus, rebellions, and reforms."--Jacket.

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To be sure, Weber does succeed in conveying a certain appreciation for the depth and breadth of the Western drive to understand life and the world in terms of a universal end.--Robin B. Barnes "The Read more...

 
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